Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fascinating Aïda's post-Brexit song - So Sorry Scotland

I am posting this because it is extremely entertaining, not because I entirely agree with it.

After a lot of agonising I voted Remain and nothing whatsoever which has happened since the vote makes me think that was the wrong way to vote, but I also believe in democracy, and once the electorate has made a decision it should be respected and any plot to "invoke some parliamentary rules" or otherwise frustrate the outcome of a vote is completely unacceptable. So for the avoidance of doubt, I am not endorsing those sections of this song which infer otherwise (probably in jest.)

However, I suspect many people will think this "Fascinating Aida" number contains enough truth to be very, very funny - most of those who voted Remain will laugh at the comments about the "Leave" campaign while many of those who voted Leave will laugh at the parody of the attitudes of a certain type of anti-democratic Remain supporter.

(Contains some strong language.)


2 comments:

Jim said...

"I voted Remain and nothing whatsoever which has happened since the vote makes me think that was the wrong way to vote"

Thats mainly because not much has happened, a lot of speculation in the markets maybe lowering the value of the pound, but nothing real has actually happened as yet.

Sure article 50 will be triggered but, the ball is in our court as to the timing, and that is a good advantage to have. Now it would be rather silly of May to evoke article 50 and its 2 year negotiations this side of the french and german elections, why change your opposition in the middle of a 2 year negotiation who may well undo all the work of the first year, its daft. Let the elections be done, then begin negotiations, by activating article 50.

Chris Whiteside said...

You are of course completely correct - not much has happened yet and it is way too early for either side to claim that they have been proved right. Not that this has stopped plenty of people from doing so.