As good as it is to see the back of the Chinese Year of the Lie, 2021 isn’t looking too promising. You can gaze into your crystal balls if you like. I have no idea.
At 11.00pm the UK is not just out, but we are out out. The extension ends, the UK/EU deal comes into effect, and for the first time in 47 years we can say that we are a sovereign nation, under our own laws, free to hire and fire our legislators. It’s like reclaiming our Saxon heritage. Our ancestors would be so proud. And then next year everyone will discover just how mediocre this class of politicians is. What we have done is remove the fig leaf British politicians have long hid behind, that of “We can’t do anything about it because of EU rules.” That excuse has been taken off the board. The British political class now needs to take responsibility. It’ll fail horribly.
So I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Have yourselves an Open Thread along the way. This one comes with an illustration which caught my eye this year. It’s by Bob Moran, cartoonist for The Telegraph and the best in the business. It’s sweet, poignant and, in 2020, quite revolutionary.
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