FOWC with Fandango: Conspiracy

Westminster

This is the British Houses of Parliament and it remains British. This evening Great Britain will leave Europe to itself and once again have its own laws. There will be no more changing the electrical installations to comply with those in Europe and now the vacuum cleaners can return to their original strength although I am not sure if it will work that way. Nobody knows how this is going to work, not even Europe, but who cares. I was surprised when Switzerland voted against joining the EU many years ago, but we are still alive living in the middle of Europe and we saved a lot of complications by doing it.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, seemed to be quite happy this evening with the event and Nigel Farage, one of the political leaders who was totally against the EU, is ecstatic about it. At last he has reached his goal. They even switched off Nigel’s  microphone when he was holding his good bye Europe speech.

And me? After living in Switzerland for the past 53 years and never being in the EU due to a direct democratic decision by the Swiss, it does not bother me at all. I am just inquisitive to see what happens next.

And this is Nigel Farage’s last speech in the EU Parliament. Apparently it was the flags at the end that met with disapproval. I just found it quite amusing. It does not mean that I agree with what he says.

FOWC with Fandango: Conspiracy

4 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Conspiracy

  1. I’m curious to see what changes really happen. I have a feeling that this is going to be a lot less traumatic than has been predicted. I can’t prove it, but we’ll see. I think a lot of the travel and trade between England and Europe will go on as ever, using different passport arrangements and/or taxes. I think these things are embedded and won’t just disappear. No one will give up drinking French or eating English cheese. It may geta little bumpy in process, but it will all work out. Personally, I think the whole thing was a waste of time. Nothing will really change except maybe prices. So what was the point? England isn’t going to go back to being the Monarch of the Seas, but maybe they’ll get their fishing rights back. They could have done that with negotiations.

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    • I lived and grew up in as Britain without Europe. The Brits never accepted being part of it. They always considered themselves different to the rest. Europe was always a place to go on holiday. As you say they will continue as always but glad not to have to follow the European laws. It will be interesting to see how it all develops

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  2. I sometimes wonder how I would have voted had I stayed there. We left Britain in 1965 so never really had anything to do with the EU. After more than 50 years in Australia with only a couple of visits back I’m not qualified to say what is best for Britain. I think Boris Johnson is a nutter in the Trump, Morrison mould but as to Brexit I just can’t say.
    I do remember twenty or more years ago meeting an elderly English couple in Melbourne while I was on holidays and referring to Britain as being part of Europe. They were not having it. Britain was not part of Europe as far as they were concerned.
    David and i loved “Yes Minister” and “Yes Prime Minister” and I’m sure that Jim Hacker’s speech about “the British Sausage” would have struck a chord with many Brexiteers.

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    • Living in Switzerland for the past 53 years, perhaps I am spoilt. We have a direct democracy and it is a small country with a population of just around eight million. We also seem to be satisfied. We are neutral and do not join in eith the others. We even refused to join The European Union by vote. The Brits of my generation and older always considered Europe as the others. My mum always said they don’t like us and we don’t like them. However the younger generation want to travel.. personally I would have found it better to stay in the EU. I don’t find Boris Johnson so bad, quite amusing sometimes, and not such a fascist or idiot as Trump. I was always a socialist when I lived in England, but that came from my Eadt London background. I now watch the BBC news more. It is definitely more exciting than the Swiss

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