An eclectic mix of short articles by Celia Turner.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
In Reply To " Remainer Spree Leaves Economists Baffled." The Times: March 17th 2017.
It's interesting and amusing how the referendum has introduced a new form of stereotyping.
Remain voters are portrayed as young to early middle-aged, quite well off and supremely intelligent, probably slim, fit and good looking . Those who voted to leave are portrayed as being as old as Methuselah, a bit on the poor side, lacking in intelligence /decidedly thick, probably a bit tubby, unfit and frankly, ugly.
But here in Great Britain (soon to be re-named The Isle of May) we are a diverse community, no size fits all.
I voted to remain. I am in my late forties (so I tell myself) not well off at all, quite clever in some areas but quite thick in others, slim, fit and good looking.
I did have a bit of a spend up this week but not on a new car like a few other posters here today but on a new pair of jeans from Primark.
I think it is reasonable to forecast some very tough times ahead and after reading the interview with David Davis in the Independent earlier this week I don't think it unreasonable to describe a new stereotype: Scarily clueless politicians who are determined to walk the citizens of Great Britain over the White Cliffs and deep down into the beautiful briny sea.