Saturday, 29 October 2016

Driving the bus off a cliff

There’s a problem with the bus we’re all on, which is that some of the people on it want to drive it over a cliff.

The old driver didn’t think this was a brilliant idea but he agreed to let the passengers have a vote on it because he didn’t think they’d actually vote to drive a bus off a cliff, and he wanted to shut the mouthier ones up for a bit so he could get on with selling off the best seats to the highest bidder, which was very much his favourite thing to do.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Trade asymmetry

I wrote this yesterday in a comment on a Guardian article. I've tidied it up a bit to improve the flow, but it's as it was otherwise. Rob Telford told me I should put some of my comments and Facebook posts in a blog, so all of this is entirely his fault. Thanks, Rob, by the way. Some may be horrified, but I feel invigorated and purged and that's the main thing.

It’s about trade asymmetry. The relaxed tone of it is because yesterday we were only facing economic collapse, whereas today we are facing economic collapse without Marmite.

The trade asymmetry problem goes like this.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Another Brexit comment

I put this comment in an article, this time in the Independent. I've lost the link, but the context, as so often, is frothing Brexit trolls and their anonymous identities.

We've got a ripe old bunch in here today, haven't we?