Friday, 3 February 2017

Brexit and Bananas

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I don't watch the BBC's Question Time programme too often these days, but I tuned in last night and heard a member of the audience say that she was initially a Remain voter, yet changed her mind and supported Brexit because of the European Union's 'crazy and restrictive' rules covering the sale of bananas.

Now I know there's been lots of talk lately about respecting a democratic vote, but I don't respect this woman's vote one little bit because her reason for voting to leave the EU is both idiotic and untrue.  

So while a majority of people did vote for Brexit, the referendum did even not address, never mind decide, the terms of the likely 'divorce' settlement.

For that reason I strongly favour a further vote once the terms of Brexit become clear, whether in Parliament or by way of a second referendum.

Not least because if last year's referendum had gone the other way, Leave supporters would have continued with their ugly and false campaign against the EU.


Bananarama (20/05/16)

Here's a bunch of five bananas I bought in my local supermarket in Glasgow the other day, one or two of which were especially 'curvy'.

So I think I'll send a copy of this post to Boris Johnson courtesy of his Westminster email address and ask the leader of the 'Leave' campaign if he is now prepared to eat his words.

Boris Goes Bananas (18/05/16)

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I'm off to my local supermarket later today to test Boris Johnson's latest intervention in the great EU debate to destruction.

As regular readers know, I've been saying for some time that Bojo's lost his mojo, but it appears even worse than that because his thoughts on bananas suggest that the former London Mayor really lost his marbles.

Speaking in support of his view as to why Britain should leave the EU, Boris said:

"If we take back control on 23 June, we can also get rid of so much of the pointless rules and regulations that are holding back this country.

"This gentleman here mentions bananas. It is absurd that we are told you cannot sell bananas of bunches of more than two or three bananas.

"You cannot sell bananas with abnormal curvature of the fingers. Why should they tell us?"

Now I've bought bananas in all kinds of places - Morrisons, Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, local markets - and I've done so both at home and abroad (in Europe) without the slightest problem.

I've never been restricted to just two or three bananas or had extra curvy ones snatched form my hands at the till.

But it's great PR for the Remain side while making Bojo look like a complete laughing stock - Boris may be good for a laugh, but his hopes of ever becoming Prime Minister are receding by the day.