The only thing I cannot understand about all this is – why the surprise?
Why is this considered “news”?
We’ve had months and months of pathetic “bulldog” style posturing by the UK, followed inevitably by climb-down after climb-down. In all cases UK Politics has got in the way of any real thought. Or anything the people of this country might use.
It was always going to be a disaster, and one day those folks who voted us out of Europe might see what they’ve done, and/or recognise the rubbish that was spun to them.
This morning’s Radio 4 news was full of Brexit, this week’s Grenfell disaster inquiry, and snow.
The single statement that most resonated with me afterwards was “most of the rush-hour traffic has disappeared because of school shut-downs”.
Imagine a world, or just a little country, where it would be universally seen as TRULY WEIRD if a schoolchild was driven to school, and the school they went to was the nearest one to their home, regardless of OFTED reports.
True, segregated cycle-paths meandered from all points outward toward schools, colleges, high streets – as intra-town traffic filed gently past, at 20mph, on the narrowed streets.