YEN Cartoon: “Does This Mean I’ll Not Have To Put Up With Continental Breakfast At T’ B&B In Scarborough Again?”

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YEN Cartoon: Does This Mean I'll Not Have To Put Up With Continental Breakfast At T' B&B In Scarborough Again?

“Does This Mean I’ll Not Have To Put Up With Continental Breakfast At T’ B&B In Scarborough Again?”

Illustration by Steve Spencer

Other than wondering how many sausages they were to have on their Brexit breakfast, it looks like the leaders of the Leave camp haven’t got a clue what to do next. Everyone expected David Cameron to remain and oversee the implementation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, but his resignation speech on Friday morning has handed that poisoned chalice to his successor.

Boris Johnson looks like a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Never really in the Leave camp until two weeks before the date of the referendum was announced, Boris was up for the PMs job, but not for been the one to ‘press the button!’ The leave result took them by surprise and the fallout over the weekend has left Parliament reeling.

Scotland having voted to remain in the Union, partially due to been the rest of the UK been in the EU, is now livid that their UK partner is now dragging them out of Europe against their will. To add to the UKs economic uncertainty it also looks like the Union could be at risk of disintegration if Scotland calls another referendum on independence.

Thursday’s referendum is actually advisory and non-binding, unlike the referendum on electoral reform of 2011, where the government had a legal obligation to legislate. So as the reality of a Post-Brexit UK begins to bite, there is growing demands for a cross-party group of MPs to look at the options and argue the case for a rethink of the referendum result.

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    John Varney
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    We in what has been the United Kingdom are clearly suffering from confusion and inadequacy on the part of people who ought to be running the country in the best interests of all of the people. They have instead focused on pleasing some of the people at the expense of the rest. The rest have reacted and the shock waves ripple over the continent and around the world. Let us hope that the opportunity might be taken to properly consider our position and perhaps to look to the greater good rather than narrow “national interests”? How can any relationships succeed when any of the players only looks after themselves? Is this not where leadership comes in?

    Interesting that today we remember those who fought in the battle of the Somme. They died for an ideal but they were misled too, were they not? Their sense of purpose was misplaced. Out of respect for them I hope we will reconsider our position and perhaps participate in rebuilding Europe in a more wholesome form.

    Whether in or out we need to find leadership to unite us in a shared sense of purpose for the greater good of all the people on earth.

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