|Brexit plus, plus, plus
||[Nov. 9th, 2016|05:18 pm]
I hadn't heard the expression 'Brexit plus, plus, plus' until this morning. Seems it's something Donald Trump said a couple of days ago, but I missed it then. This morning, when it came true, it was all over the radio news, as well it might be. All the journalists who have been maintaining an illusion of balance were rushing about like headless chickens, revealing that they never really thought this would happen. Which is exactly what the UK went through in June, of course.
I won't say I knew better. But I am sufficiently pessimistic by nature never to be completely surprised when the worst happens.
Also, I have a cold. In some ways it's not a bad cold, I don't have the streaming nose or the stuffed up head. The main symptom is a really irritating dry cough: and 'brexit plus plus plus' is a pretty good transcription of the noise I make in one of those fits of coughing.