The British are sort of disgusting. Well, not all British, of course, but the self-perpetuating, self-serving, downright selfish, elite, and all the smug little hangers-on to some blighty pie in the sky nonsense.
So, what do we get in today’s press? ‘The Guardian’ tells us that “the United Kingdom unveils post-Brexit EU citizen settlement scheme” . Newsworthy, perhaps, but even if you could trust these dullards as far as you can throw them, at least be aware that anything they do is hardly altruistic. The article ends with The Federation of Small Business commenting on the government’s plans by warning that the costs to settle might still be too much for some EU workers and that these costs have to be nominal to “ensure workforces weren’t stripped of their EU employees.”
Sound economic logic, rather than the milk of human kindness, is being appealed to here, and that same logic would seem to be the prevailing driving force behind today’s article in the ‘Independent’ in which Philip Hammond warns the EU that it will be difficult to compete globally if they reject a special deal for London’s financial services.
One wonders, if the Chancellor of the Exchequer is simply ignoring the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, who said the EU doesn’t need the City of London, or if this is just one more attempt at some bulldog bravado from a little country on the north-west of Europe which is not only not as important as it once was, but is also not very important at all. You actually get May talking about the EU respecting British citizens rights, when her party never even gave those British citizens a say in whether the UK leaves the EU.
Still, you cannot blame them, can you? After all, there is still a few bob to be made from selling off the “family silver” in the form of the NHS, and any public services which are still worth selling off. So, they will take it to the limit one more time and, for home consumption the “God save the Queen”, “it is all their fault” narrative will be cultivated, as standards are lowered, consumer protection all but disappears, and privacy laws that resemble those in Beijing rather than those in Brussels take hold.
Yes, you cannot blame them, after all, as Marx said, “das Gesellschaftliche Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein” and this is a self-perpetuating, self-serving, downright selfish, elite, which is more interested in increasing its bank balance than raising its consciousness and should the downtrodden masses, have any ideas about their consciousness? Well, there is the royal wedding, the Great Britain myth, the unreal reality television where bailiffs evict some poor soul for being unable to pay their rent ….. not even panem et circenses, but they do the trick and roll on the post Brexit reality check.