Saturday After BREXIT

German Chancellor Merkel arrives for a statement in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement in Berlin, Germany, June 24, 2016, after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Three weeks prior to the big bang, Michael Gove was standing on a rooftop terrace in London’s East End talking about how much he likes Europe. German music, Italian food, French joie de vivre — oh how much he loves this wonderful continent. Gove is a close friend of British Prime Minister David Cameron and the UK secretary of state for justice. He is also a leading proponent of the British campaign to leave the European Union, commonly called Brexit. “I got married in France and my in-laws live in Italy,” he said. “Last year, we went to Bayreuth on vacation. Beautiful.” He just couldn’t stop gushing.

There is, though, one thing that he doesn’t like about Europe — the damned European Union. Gove describes the 28-country bloc as a “job-destroying, misery-inducing, unemployment-creating tragedy.” He’s been fighting for Britain to leave the EU for years and is convinced he’s right. He is an ideologue. His strategic skill is one big reason why the anti-EU camp attracted more and more people in the weeks leading up to the vote.

In a room next door, Brexit activists are waiting with signs and “Vote Leave” T-shirts. It is Gove’s job to motivate them for the campaign’s final stretch. He straightens his tie and says that he spent a week sitting on a wooden bench listening to Wagner’s operas at the Bayreuth Festival. It was complete dedication, he says, offering it as yet more proof of his love for the continent — and then an advisor tells him it is time to take the stage.


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9 Responses to Saturday After BREXIT

  1. º¿carol says:

    Diane finally got up and is having a coffee. I’m long done with my two cups of coffee. She didn’t go to bed until 4:00 a.m., she was on her computer. I was watching TV in the recliner and fell asleep around 2:00, woke up at 4:00 and went to bed. Got up around 8:30.

    We finally, at long last, got rain! LOTS of rain. Diane and I were sitting on the garage patio when it started and I opened the garage doors so we could move inside to sit, the wind was driving the rain at us under the roof of the patio. Then the patio started to flood and I had to shut us into the garage to keep the water out of the garage. We got almost 2 inches of water, EVERYthing out there is tickled pink…AND I DON’T HAVE TO WATER ANYTHING FOR A DAY, OR TWO! Don’t even have to fill the bird bath this morning, Mother Nature topped it off for me.

    Not sure what is on our agenda today except yakking, eating and then beer-30 will arrive.


  2. Den says:

    This week really blew by with work and all, cooler 80’s here all week, no rain, fire is near out.

    Stuff, stuff and more stuff to do, almost overwhelming, my bones won’t let me work , hands and feet hurt from last week adding to the frustration here. I plod on anyway, why, I am not sure.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    TVD return in 46 minutes. Hawk being mobbed by a little bird. Clear, not too warm.

    Day 7: 288+46=334 minutes. Not shabby for hardly trying.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Nuevo Vallarta for tacos de pescado y Negra Modelo.


  5. Den says:

    Red Green:


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