In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

The Parrot Mourns, the Bell Tolling


It’s become a truism that, following the 2016 EU referendum, the UK has been split essentially in half. The “Leave” half – if half is what it is – is “led” now by an Etonian felon. It seems very possible, even likely, that – post-Brexit – the country will fragment yet further, from small ship to flotilla of dinghies.

And all this splitting has arisen from an argument over whether or not to split from the EU.

Maybe the EU has never really been the point. Maybe we’ve just grown addicted to splitting and being led and misled by people unfit.

“For Whom the Bell Tolls” and”Divide and Rule” are obvious references here.