Brexiters blame the French for Brexit (again)

The Sanford Health website <notes that>:

Children 5-8 years of age will often push blame to another person in order to avoid negative feelings and conflict. It is important to understand this behavior and what you can do to encourage your child’s self-responsibility.

The page contains a few tips for managing such behaviour, but notes that “blaming is normal behavior for children 5-8 years of age.”

In Brexit-land though, there is no seeming age limit on this behaviour,

Faced with normal, and repeatedly predicted, holiday delays due to Brexit, the Brexiters are hopping mad, and have taken to (wait for it) “blaming the French”. Obviously, <not for the first time>, either.

And, I suspect with a sigh that all parents of 5-8 year olds will recognise, the French have pointed out that they are not responsible for Brexit:

But all the new Brexit red tape and Brexit delays are worth it – just look at how well the British economy is doing after Brexit:

Fear not though. Liz Truss (favourite to replace Boris Johnson – you know, the woman who struggles to find her way out of a room:

has promised that she will have a “bonfire” of all EU regulations, and, then, surely at last, Brexitopia will will come to pass:

Half-baked populist nonsense, of course. What is telling is that, 6 years after the Brexit vote, the Truss eejit can’t even name a single EU regulation that is “holding Britain back”, or why. Just have a big virtual bonfire, and dance around it, yelling triumphant slogans at the hated EU.

Does that activity remind you of any other foreigner-hating Brexiters with a fondness for bonfires lol:

And as Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the TUC federation of trade unions, points out, Truss’ “cynical and reckless proposals threaten hard-won workers’ rights … holiday pay, equal pay for women and men, safe limits on working hours and parental leave are just a few of the rights underpinned by retained EU law. These are all essential – not a nice to have … let’s call this out for what it is – ideological posturing at the expense of ordinary working people.

Catherine Barnard, deputy director of the UK in a Changing Europe think tank, warned that greater divergence from EU law would just create further barriers to trade, both between the UK and the EU and between Britain and Northern Ireland:

The more divergence there is in practice, the more checks that the EU will want to impose … the more divergence there is, the more trade friction there will be.”

Settle back folks, the fun is only starting.

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