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I am probably the least patriotic person I know...

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BertrandRussell Tue 28-Jun-16 00:21:54

...and I am only about a third British anyway. But I am finding this ritual humiliation in the eyes of the wider world teeth itchingly embarrassing. And when it's coupled with the incomprehensible "we'll make Britain great again" and "We'be taken back control" mantras, the cognitive disonance is almost more than I can take.

RortyCrankle Tue 28-Jun-16 00:29:33

Oh, ok.

Abraiid1 Tue 28-Jun-16 00:35:15

Wasn't it you who started a thread last week about being perversely fascinated by what might happen, although you were voting remain?

BertrandRussell Tue 28-Jun-16 00:36:18

Yes it was.i was wrong.

AllegraWho Tue 28-Jun-16 00:39:57

BR, if Trump now also wins, I am blaming you personally.

You hadn't even prepared rockets to take us to our new planet. Poor, very poor.

HopeClearwater Tue 28-Jun-16 00:40:49

I hear you OP. I'm waiting to see what taking back control is going to look like, and exactly who's going to do it.
I'm also looking forward to finding out what 'working together' means, especially when the price of everything goes up and we are plunged into recession.
Also, how great is Britain going to be when Scotland leaves the Union and we can't call it Britain any more, never mind Great.

PacificDogwod Tue 28-Jun-16 00:42:06

Bertrand, was it you wot made England lose the football too? <hard stare>

MotherOfBleach Tue 28-Jun-16 00:42:51

I just really, really, really want to know what the long term gain is but no one seems to be able to tell me.

I think I'm gonna join the Americans and move to Canada.

Thegirlinthefireplace Tue 28-Jun-16 00:43:19

Me too Bertrand. We are holidaying in France next month 😳😳😳

Abraiid1 Tue 28-Jun-16 00:45:55


BertrandRussell Tue 28-Jun-16 00:46:56

"You hadn't even prepared rockets to take us to our new planet. Poor, very poor."

I didn't think I would actually *need^ the rockets so why would I have had a plan? I'd make you a pan galactic gargle blaster-but I can't afford the ingredients any more....

PacificDogwod Tue 28-Jun-16 00:50:49

I didn't think I would actually *need^ the rockets so why would I have had a plan?

Just like our politicians, then, eh? hmm

BertrandRussell Tue 28-Jun-16 00:56:30

"Just like our politicians, then, eh? hmm"

That was, indeed, the ironic point I was trying to make in a mildly humerous way, yes.......

MotherOfBleach Tue 28-Jun-16 00:57:36

Plans. Pffft. Who needs plans.

Smart people just chuck everything in the air and hope for the best.

KimmySchmidtsSmile Tue 28-Jun-16 00:59:09

<Waves to Bertrand>
Where did that thread end up - was it deleted for having tempted fate?!
You're a jinx. wink So PM Johnson and President Drumpf. Bojo and Mofo.
Give me the heads up if you see four white, red, black and pale horses, will you?
brew whilst you come up with a cunning plan. Preferably one that doesn't involve Jamie Oliver threatening to leave the country if Boris takes over, those type of promises never end well. cough phil collins cough

PacificDogwod Tue 28-Jun-16 01:01:08


Yeah, I did get that.

Plans, schmans - lets just gamble: unpredictable odds, high statkes, but what the hell: I'm alright, Jack.

BertrandRussell Tue 28-Jun-16 01:06:20

But seriously- it is fucking embarrassing, isn't it?

And the football didn't help. I have a 15 year old who was nearly in tears tonight. I don't want him to feel like that about his country. (he's much more British than I am)

PacificDogwod Tue 28-Jun-16 01:08:19

Yes, it is embarrassing.

I am not British, and still I am cringing.

Sorry about the football - hope your DS will feel better soon: there are many things to be proud about Britain; current politics (and football, sadly) are not one of them, though.

AllegraWho Tue 28-Jun-16 10:51:43

Another poster recently referred to the approaching Apocalypse figurehead the potential new leaders of the modern world as Doris Trumpson.

Yee haw!

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