For the English working class, then. With the fire that is about to be trained on them from all sides, they’ll need every smile they can find.
(The Round Place in the Middle, June 24, 2016)
That was the last paragraph of my Diamond in the Shade post about Manfred Mann’s “Each and Every Day,” on the occasion of Brexit passing in the UK.
I know nothing about British politics and would trust no one for an explanation.
I know a little about human nature and the likelihood of modern bureaucratic states responding to popular will. It’s been three years since the Brits voted to leave the European Union (an event that was a harbinger of Donald Trump’s election in the US a few months later).
Suffice it to say that they haven’t left and the people who voted for the change have been smeared in all the predictable ways by their betters.
From today’s Daily Mail.
We disagree on a wide range of issues – from workers’ and women’s rights to immigration and the NHS. But – and this is a crucial ‘but’ – we agree on the one historic issue that today matters more than anything else: Brexit and the future of British democracy.
That’s Claire Fox, a hard lefty, explaining her decision to stand with Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party., the equivalent of Tulsi Gabbard standing with Donald Trump. You can read the whole thing here.
So…..Second verse, same as the first: