Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Whoever would have thought it?

If you had predicted to me a year ago, that on the penultimate day of 2020 the House of Commons would finally pass the trade treaty setting out the terms on which Britain will trade with the 27 EU countries after the Brexit transition period by 521 votes to 73, I would probably have

  1. nodded and said, "Yes, I could believe that" at the idea of it passing with one day to spare
  2. raised an eyebrow at the predicted size of the majority, and
  3. rolled on the floor laughing at the suggestion that this event would not be the top news story, not even one of the top two news stories of the day.
And then probably offered to arrange for you to have an interview with a nice helpful and friendly doctor to discuss Section II of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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