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Brexit plus, plus, plus [Nov. 9th, 2016|05:18 pm]
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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.
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[User Picture]From: helenraven
2016-11-09 05:37 pm (UTC)
It sounds like the sort of cough that would really keep you awake at night (not that anyone I know is sleeping soundly at the moment) - and that's a miserable type of cold, even if your head and nose are clear. I hope you feel much better soon.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-11-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. In fact I am sleeping quite a lot, at every opportunity. I'm considering taking myself to bed now, despite the party on progress somewhere down the back.
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[User Picture]From: kelpercomehome
2016-11-09 09:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, that definitely sounds like a relative of my recent cold. Minor symptoms, but memorably heavy exhaustion. Take care, and I hope you can sleep your way smoothly past the most annoying phase of the cough.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2016-11-09 09:38 pm (UTC)
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.

That's as good a metaphor for the body politic as I've seen all day. Feel better soon.

Edited at 2016-11-09 09:38 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-11-10 11:17 am (UTC)
Thank you.

Some days everything feels like a metaphor: klwilliams has been kicking her turtle.
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