We’re gonna have to choose between having human rights, or having no political power. It’s gonna be a difficult one, but I’m gonna go with human rights
Let me expand that for you, because it’s really the option between;
- Having human rights, political self-determination, a currency that isn’t linked to Conservative austerity, freedom to pursue left-wing political causes, and the ability to decide our country’s fate.
- And having no political power, having our most populous city be England’s meat-shield for nuclear weapons and disasters, and our people continually denigrated by the ruling government and popular media of what is ostensibly ‘our’ overall shared nation.
The idea of Scotland even having a voice was actually used as a scare tactic by the Tories in the General Election. They used the bogeyman of a Labour and Scottish National Party coalition as something that was automatically going to be a bad thing. Labour, for their part, immediately doubled-down and stated that in no way were they ever going to work with the SNP, and look where we are now.
INDYREF 2, ELECTRIC BOOGALOO!
Some of my favourite signs from the ‘March For Europe’ Brexit protest in London, July 2nd, 2016.
- Reports of hate crimes increase 57% following Brexit
- This morning a man was abused on a tram in Manchester police are looking for the guys in the video so give it a watch!
- An elderly lady who has lived here for decades called in to LBC to say that since the vote she’s had dog shit thrown at her house and is scared to go outside
- The Labour Party is currently staging a coup against its own leader Jeremy Corbyn with rumours circulating those that left his shadow cabinet are thinking about forming their own party..basically ensuring furthers years of Tory rule in the UK because Labour can’t get their shit together
- Nigel Farage (Leader of UKIP, the Leave campaign and all round bellend) showed up to the EU parliament and said ‘You all laughed at me!! you’re not laughing now!!’ before going on to say everyone should be grown up about things lmao lmao lmaoaooooooo
- Meanwhile Scotland’s Alyn Smith gave a speech to the same parliament basically saying ‘I don’t know her’ to the rest of the UK (Scotland voted remain)
- oh as I type this news just broke that The Bank of England has injected £3.1bn of liquidity into UK banks after Brexit hahaha
- The UK also lost its Triple A credit rating yesterday
- but at least we ‘Took back control’ eh?
bloody british immigrants, taking jobs from hardworking europeans
Jamaican poet Kei Miller wrote a very interesting essay about the difference between the ‘immigrant’ and the ‘expat’ which concluded with this:
My problem with the word ‘immigrant’ is that I am only an immigrant because I am Jamaican and I am black. I watch shows on British television of Britons who want to move to ‘A Place in the Sun’ – to a small village in France, or Morocco, or even Jamaica. Their impulses are the same as the woman from Kingston or the man from Lagos who moves to the UK. No one migrates for a worse life. But when the British pack their bags and leave they become Expats, not Immigrants. What a thing! The same process. The same act. But different words. Immigrants are not equal to Expats. Immigration is a problem; expatriation isn’t. Immigrants are expected to always be grateful, but a little bit angry. Expats are allowed to just be – to simply enjoy this new country that they have chosen to live in, and which they might very well choose to leave. The expat is allowed to be a savvy, cosmopolitan person who simply lives somewhere else than the place in which they were born and they don’t have to appear on panel after panel angsting about it all.
And that’s just in reference to the rest of the EU.
(Coming from someone who is generally assumed to fall into the “expat” category, by virtue of having come from the US. So is my Swedish partner. AFAICT, a lot of it seems to depend on perceived standard of living in your country of origin.)
this is what post brexit britain looks like, we have given in to xenophobia and racism, and it’s terrifying
I don’t think people quite comprehend what’s going on here.
This isn’t some political party that can be defeated in the polls like Donald Trump, this isn’t some wacko fringe political group that can be defeated.
The wackos won, 52% of your country voted for this and it’s happening.
Normally, we can vote down people like Nigel Farage and UKIP, but over half of the United Kingdom just put people like him in charge. Don’t you get it? You guys just effectively put people like him in charge of your country – this isn’t some nightmare, it’s fucking reality.
I’d get out of there while I still could – because that country is about to become a very bad place to live if you’re not a straight WASP.
if you ever feel like a fuckup, just think you will never in your life fuck up as badly as david cameron, the prime minister of the united kingdom, whose political gamble in calling this referendum has completely backfired and britain has not only voted to leave the eu but it might also cause scotland and northern ireland to break up from the union. so if you ever feel like a fuckup, just think of dave and how he, the prime minister of the united kingdom, has single-handedly put at risk the economic prosperity, political stability and unity of his country for the advancement of his own political career and that he will now probably have to resign knowing that this will be his legacy
well at least now he won’t only be remembered as the guy who face fucked a dead pig
“You know you may have done something wrong when ‘Pig Shagger’ is the SECOND most awful thing you are remembered for.” – my partner, just now
He…face fucked a dead pig??? Ewwww.
Allegedly so, as part of a weird rich kid hazing thing.
(Some decent commentary: What the British are really laughing about)