Friday, June 24, 2016

Free Brexit Thoughts

  • If the bunny-huggers in the UK had allowed fox hunting, Britain would still be in the EU. 
  • If Cameron had restored fox hunting as it was, he would still be PM. 
  • In the UK, fox hunting is not about the fox any more than the gun debate in the US is about guns. These things are cultural dog whistles. They are about identity and tradition, and yes both have deep roots in the history of class warfare. 
  • For the Dems ion the US, the winning hand is to lose on guns, just as it was the winning hand to lose on fox hunts in the UK. 
  • Scotland will split off now. Assured. 
  • If the Dems win on guns, the only saving grace is Texas may finally secede.
  • Simmer down and buy stock. Here's why: nothing has really changed with Brexit other than Britain has said 'no' to open door immigration. Trade between all countries will be as before, the Chunnel is still open, the Brits were never on the Euro, the earth still goes around the sun, and the tides have not shifted. Cameron's quitting is a child's hissy fit, which will do more to harm the markets than Brexit, but it all means BUY STOCK as this is a window for buying, at least until the market sobers up and corrects itself.


Jemima Harrison said...

OK, I'll bite. Could you explain what fox hunting has to do with Brexit/Cameron's resignation.

PBurns said...

The largest rally in the UK -- the one that cobbled together much of the right-wing nostalgia -- was about fox hunting and that coalition has largely held. Tony Blair said the single most intractable issue he ever faced was fox hunting, and David Cameron lost support on the right because he did not live up the promise. The duplicitous nature of Nicola Sturgeon was revealed when she flipped on her very first vote -- dealing with fox hunting -- when she was paid off to do so. The roots here are deep and run on the surface. Some history here, but Blair and Cameron will tell you it's true.

PBurns said...

Blair >>

He says the hunting Bill was one of the measures he most regretted and admitted not knowing enough about the debate.

The ban turned into one of the most controversial laws during his administration, prompting mass marches in London and even an invasion of Parliament by protesters. He describes the passions aroused as “primeval”.

“If I’d proposed solving the pension problem by compulsory euthanasia for every fifth pensioner I’d have got less trouble for it.”

PBurns said...

Unable to deliver on fox hunting because Nicola Sturgeon broke her promise (because she was paid), Cameron could not then link arm and arm with Sturgeon and the London crowd in any sort of convincing way. "Toss them all out" became a rallying cry in 2016, just as it had been when the Countryside March sparked the same sentiment a dozen years earlier.