Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Bold, ambitious, Global Britain- those were some of the terms Theresa May repeated ad nauseum in today’s speech on Brexit. The most used word, however, was deal. That is undoubtedly the magic(al thinking) word of 2016/2017. Donald Trump has always been fond of it, and his very particular usage has now made its way across the Atlantic. The seed that’s been planted in the minds of people is that to make a deal means to win. Trump style- which means somebody gets screwed, and if they’re lucky a diploma from a fake university to prove it. The Tories are using deal in a quasi religious way. They’re going to sit down and do deals. Do so many deals that Britain will once again rule the world. Theresa May is even going to pursue a bold and ambitious trade deal with the European Union! Fascinating, as free trade deals with the EU mean accepting the jurisdiction of ***wait for it*** A European Court. Which is amusing as one of Mrs. May’s first goals is to remove the UK from the jurisdiction of the EU courts. The evil EU courts, well known for their many abuses, like worker’s rights and safety regulations.