It appears that with six months to go, our British government has finally realised that we may have to leave the EU with no exit deal.
Should they not have been making preparations for this potential situation when article 50 was triggered around 18 months ago?
When I voted to leave the European Union, I assumed that the UK would actually leave the European Union, as in: Goodbye, We are leaving, We are going back to the old EEC rules or even earlier.
The more I hear, the more I feel that we have been betrayed, and that the politicians are playing games to keep Britain sort of, partly, almost, in the EU, but with all the financial penalties and none of the benefits
And, as more than one Irishman has pointed out, the big problem is not the “Irish Border”, but the “British Border Across Ireland”.
Global scientists have once again released a report stating that we are destroying the planet.
In fact we are merely rendering it uninhabitable for our species. The planet will simply shrug us off as a temporary parasite.
But, one wonders, what is the point?
On a personal level, nobody to my knowledge has yet come up with an affordable electric car that can reasonably tow a caravan or a horse trailer over any reasonable distance.
Even if they did, what is the comparative climate effect and cost of generating and delivering the electricity, and providing the charging points nationwide?
On a global level, until the USA acknowledges the problem and Russia, China and India, along with a host of smaller countries, achieve their ambition of catching up with “the West’s” power consumption levels, we are unlikely to make any local effect.
Maybe, having screwed the planet beyond our current abilities, we must either evolve to cope or die out as a species. We won’t be the first to be replaced, even on this planet.
I realise that we are merely the tenants of our environment, and custodians for future generations. So the best we can hope to do is to limit the impact of the previous 2000 or so generations who had no idea what they were doing.