Shipping news

But Britain is now but a modest-size ship on the global ocean. Having voted to leave the European Union, it is unmoored, heading to nowhere, while on deck, fire has broken out and the captain — poor Theresa May — is lashed to the mast, without the authority to decide whether to turn to port or to starboard, let alone do what one imagines she knows would be best, which is to turn around and head back to shore.

Steven Erlanger in the New York Times 4 November 2017

3 responses to “Shipping news

  1. Thomas Paul McCann

    Oh to have a crystal ball. Who knows how it will all end.
    My wife reads the Sunday Telegraph while I stick with eth Observer. Whilst I would soil myself by reading the Telegraph’s leaders its allways interesting to compare the headlines on the two papers.

  2. It is a consideration I suppose that Ireland is being towed along rather like some sort of dingy. i do not think however one should underestimate the resolve that is looking for a more agreeable shore.

  3. I suspect that the Brexiteers’ favoured shore is defined by time rather than by space: it’s located somewhere in the sixteenth century. bjg

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