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Unfortunately, Northern Ireland fell to Wales yesterday – another home-goal – Ireland’s Achilles heels this time around too, similar to the home-goal (self-goal) that Ireland scored against Ireland when they met Sweden. I have relatives in Wales, the Risch family among others and an old penfriend Martin Yeo, and I myself did after all attend a so called Prince of Wales Secondary school – opened by the then Prince of Wales in 1925, but for me it was essentially a match between a Wales inspired by Dylan Thomas and Northern Ireland inspired by all the eloquent literary greats of Northern Ireland , James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin etc – and naturally an undivided Ireland would include and embrace the likes of George Bernard Shaw.
Yes, the quality of literary output contributes to how I rate nations – and of course no one can rival the Torah the Almighty’s special piece of Literature which occupies the most exhalted place in Israel… and then there’s The Tanakh, who or what can beat that?
A country’s musical culture is also of great importance
Let me continue on this positive note – in our Sweden – still a member of what remains of the EU, from the 23rd June, this heart-warming DN portraiture of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia, sharing their thoughts about their children, their grandchildren (the future of the Swedish Monarchy) and Sweden’s responsibilities for refugee children...
In the UK Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II who is also the titular head of the Commonwealth has just celebrated her 90th blessed birthday and her sixty three (63) plus years on the throne.
The good people of Britain have spoken and believe it or not Brexit have won a stunning victory. The world is still stunned and will soon enough be recovering from the shock and awe – intrigued that Brexit won the day although Scotland and Northern Ireland – predictably – voted tactically in their own interests. Scotland very well intends to stay Scottish and voting overwhelmingly (63%) to stay in the EU as the UK gets out, implies a fresh referendum for Independence and negotitions for a fresh entry into or staying in the EU. In Northern Ireland it looks like Sinn Fein could also be calling for a referendum to unite Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland…
Yet the world over, the results are not being greeted by overwhelming enthusiasm of the sort that we saw here of Guðmundur Benediktsson an Iceland commentator celebrating the late goal Iceland scored against Austria.
Earlier on on the referendum night Nigel Farage had been low-key, giving the impression that the EU-stayers had managed to “edge it”, and I suppose that therefore later on, the sweeter the victory – champagne must have been popping, fireworks crackling in the night sky of Britain’s New Dawn, new Independence Day and the folks dancing to
God Save the Queen
Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves !!!!!
Auld lang syne
In al-islam the word “talaq “ (I divorce you) should be said on three occasions with a reasonable thinking time interval between the occasions, although nowadays in Pakistan the enraged husband says talaq three times – at the one and same time and occasion : Talaq ! Talaq Talaq! and gets done with it.
France’s Foreign Minister is urging the UK to “ trigger” Article 50
I don’t blame him since he himself might soon be having to pull the trigger on Article 50 because according to the Gatestone Institute, the latest opinion poll in La France indicates that 88% of those asked are pro Frexit and would like to leave the EU, immediately…
Like an unhappily divorced wife Juncker wants negotiations to start immediately – what he is actually saying is that he does not want any more delay, Britain should exit the former marital home and all of its privileges – as quickly as possible as in “ Hit the Road Jack – and don’t you come back no more, no more no more . But Germany’s Angel Merkel is kinder, she says “there is no need to be nasty”
And moreover, it would be unreasonable to expect that the Prime Minister who campaigned against quitting his beloved European Union should lead the quit negotiations.It would seem proper that there are at least early elections after the next very temporary caretaker government – and that before or after the next elections, David Cameron’s rival at Eton, Cambridge and the Conservative Party, British bulldog Boris Johnson and his team would be the most fitted to lead Brexit negotiations since it’s improbable that The Labour Party which is now in total disarray with ten (10) members of Corbyn’s shadow cabinet resigning – deserting him immediately after his sacking of dear Hilary Benn his shadow foreign minister and a former very good minister of overseas development in Tony Blair’s government
BBC : Brexit resists
Israpundit : More on Brexit
Reactions to Brexit have been pouring in from all over the world beginning with Germany’s Sister Angela Merkel the economic powerhouse of the EU, France, the former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and, Obama who had crossed the Atlantic with the express purpose of lecturing the Brits on what they should do and had taken it upon himself to even threaten them as the first Black Pharaoh of America, that if Brexit were to win, then Britain “would have to stand at the back of the queue” thus inadvertently contributing to Brexit winning, since – elementary political psychology dear Watson – Brits do not much appreciate Negroes from their former colony of either Kenya or America, telling them what to do – “otherwise they will have to stand at the back of the queue” was an unsolicited piece of advice that got the man with the distinguished blonde mop of hair on his head to react, “F$$UK you!”
I haven’t read the Swedish papers the last two days and will do so shortly and get an update on what melody Prime Minister Stefan Löfven the unafraid is now singing – and maybe more importantly what the leaders of Sweden’s other political parties are praying (the prayerful ones among them)
A few months ago Jimmie Åkesson penned a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet, arguing in favour of the notion that “Sweden should vote on withdrawal from the EU”. Will it be Sexit or Swexit?
Today (the latest opinion polls on the matter) the majority in Sweden is for EU membership the present score being 52% for and 31% against….
It seems that the world has been mostly reacting to what some refer as the “financial market collapse” in the aftermath of the Brexit break out – some of them more worried about Britain’s future than the Brits themselves are worried.
As Alex Deane explained on Dateline London BBC Program of 26-6-2016
“ The market didn’t crash, the footsie finished higher on Friday than it was last Friday – the £Pound Sterling is what it was in February … currencies go up and down , like markets go up and down, like some people overreact to events in both a positive and negative sense – and there is an underlying stability to the British economy which is unchanged now to what it was last week…”
There’s the global trade opportunities knocking at the door, China waiting to invest and Brirtain still has business partners in the EU – partners that the EU authorities don’t want to hurt even if at the same time the EU does not want to make too many concessions to Brexit, so as not to encourage the much feared domino effect…
On a lighter note:
Blackass by A Igoni Barrett – it’s about a Nigerian guy who wakes up in Nigeria and finds to his great surprise that he has been magically transformed into being an Honourable White man – his whole body is turned white except for his ass – therefore the title of the novel, “Blackass” and very funny too as he naviagates life in Nigeria in his new skin. It’s – highly recommneded reading
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