Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Quote of the day

"I'm interested in all these terms that have been identified - hard Brexit, soft Brexit, black Brexit, white Brexit, grey Brexit - and actually what we should be looking for is a red, white and blue Brexit."

Our esteemed PM - apparently straight-faced - delivers a line straight out of The Thick Of It. She's been roundly mocked for uttering the slogan (which Lib Dem leader Tim Farron rightly branded "jingoistic claptrap") and it's just further evidence of the semantic bankruptcy of contemporary political rhetoric.

Meanwhile, Downing Street has implied that anyone who refuses to give enthusiastic backing to May's Brexit plan is a traitor to the UK. Yes, I know - I had no idea there was a plan either.

(Thanks to Chris for the first link.)

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