End Times

Collected thoughts on the (formerly) United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union and its aftermath including the Labour coup. (Me unless noted).

So two unions dissolved for the price of one tonight as Scotland won’t be hanging around for long. 24th June 2016 at 4:26am

Stark illustration of the North / South divide by Crawley voting #leave but Horsham voting #remain 24th June 2016 at 5:12am

One silver lining: from today, nobody in the UK can pretend other countries are responsible for our own policy failures. Good thing too. Ben Goldacre 24th June 2016 at 5:38am

Brexit was a magic lens through which everyone saw a different political fantasy. A lot of people are going to be very upset by the reality. Ben Goldacre 24th June 2016 at 5:39am

A tweet describing how a Leave voter the tweeter works with had gone to get some Euros for a holiday only to find the exchange rate had collapsed after the voteCertainly made the result worth it for me 24th June 2016 at 8:38am

Once more with feeling… 24th June 2016 at 9:10am

Postman told me he’d passed a couple of kids worried we’d be out of Euro football competitions. 24th June 2016 at 1:10pm

Just met another “I voted Leave but didn’t think it would win”. He did vote with his blood pump though so no worries. 25th June 25 2016 at 9:14am

Ben Goldacre retweet of a Mathieu Dams poster of all the backtracking by the Leave leaders immediately after the Referendum result…And stunned. June 25, 2016 at 10:48AM

An email form Parliament! Finally they’ve realised I’m the man to sort the country out!

Oh… it’s about a room booking. 25th June 2016 at 8:11pm

Radical thought: Labour Leave voters did so because they wanted to, not through lack of lecturing #CorbynIn #CorbynOut #Whoahokeycokeycokey June 26, 2016 at 08:59PM

I could not dig; I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?
Rudyard Kipling
27th June 2016 at 10:19am

Many of the #CorbynOut folks have the wild eyed optimism of #Leave voters without the latter’s regard for democracy. June 27, 2016 at 11:19AM

Sir Geoffrey is at it in his olive grove, braying something about the shadow cabinet and an England batting collapse. Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) 27th June 27 2016 at 3:32pm

Above all else in the @UKLabour Leadership débâcle I appeal to all sides for the sake of humanity not to use the word #Jexit. 28th June 2016 at 08:18pm

But have they brokered commodities? I think not. 29th June 29 2016 at 7:13am

Annotated photograph pointing out the professions of Members Of The European Parliament around Nigel Farage whilst he accuses them of never having done a proper job
By Luki Sumner-Rooney

I find it deeply depressing how few people grasp that value of FTSE100 is mechanistically inflated by collapsing £ Robert Peston 3rd July 03 2016 at 11:45am