So if we’re not Remainia, what happens next?

by Anna Raccoon on June 24, 2016


“Sneer at us, scare us, patronise us; but never forget;

For we are the people of England, that have spoken now.”

With apologies to that nice Mr Chesterton!

Cap’n G has his fine vessel victualed and provinded and is ready to set sail motor; so I shall be ‘Up River’ for the day. Counting cormorants; spotting seals; ducking marauding hen parties on hire boats.

I shall leave you all to do the unimportant things in the comments; like conducting the post mortem on the political earthquake…

Enjoy yourself. More than one link and you will be stuck in moderation until I get back.


Jo Cox and GoFundMe.

Colour Ms Raccoon totally confused. Even as we are exhorted not to discuss the ‘whys and wherefores’ of her murder, and in particular, not to ascribe our own beliefs to the possible motivation of Thomas Mair – whose trial starts today, so please Raccoonteurs, no discussion of his motives or beliefs – but even as […]

June 22, 2016

Suffer the little children under the EU…

Never mind David Cameron eating small roasted babies for breakfast, I’m more concerned with what the EU is doing to those wide eyed African babies this morning. Starving them by way of penalising their parents, that’s what. Why don’t they ‘try harder’, ‘invent things’, ‘add value’ to something instead of sitting under their Baobab tree, waiting […]

June 19, 2016

Cox Fighting.

Such an undignified tussle over Jo Cox’s still warm corpse. Who can make the most mileage in their chosen campaign by invoking her name? Will you be sending off for the ‘false flag wristband’ to show that you subscribe to the ‘she was murdered by M16 to try to stop the Referendum’. Or will your £2 […]

June 17, 2016

Cliff Hanger comes to an End.

Cliff Richard’s punishment for being a wealthy celebrity who chose not to marry has come to an end. Two years of the Internet and the media being given free rein to speculate and fabricate the most heinous slander is over. Until the time comes for him to die…whereupon a fresh group of allegations will surface […]

June 16, 2016

Corrupt Police Officers?

By 1988, Lynette White had been a prostitute for 6 years. Since she was 14 years old, to save you working it out for yourself. She was bright and bubbly, but had never progressed beyond the very bottom end of the ‘trade’. She worked the dockland area of Bute, in Cardiff. Her friends, neighbours, and […]

June 15, 2016

Autistic Meltdown.

My interest in Autism stems from my days with the Court of Protection. There is a form, a ‘CP3’, on which the GP or Consultant is invited to put ‘simply’ the reason why he thinks his ‘patient’ should have his affairs handled by – in the past the old Mental Health Act – and every […]

June 13, 2016

J’adore, Flabradors, and Guards’ma’doors.

The British are a funny race. Did anyone enquire as to the state of health of Frenchman Gerard de Nerval’s pet lobster as he walked it round Paris? Sentient? Fricasseed? Boiled even? We were content to believe that the Lobster was sufficiently adored rather than thermidored – and ignored the expert advice that it was more […]

June 12, 2016

Inventative Journalism.

Is ‘Inventative’ a word? I wasn’t sure – it suited my purposes as an alternative to ‘Investigative’ but I couldn’t find it in the dikshunary. (I do use one occasionally!) My search for the word led me down some strange paths, Tamil writers looking for the translation of ‘நிப்பிள்’ – it’s an ‘inventative nipple’ – […]

June 10, 2016

Determinative Labelism.

New Scientist journalist John Hoyland coined the term ‘nominative determinism’ to describe the alchemy by which some people seem to be drawn to their jobs by virtue of their birth name. Though given that most surnames originated from people’s jobs, it has always seemed back to front to me. Hats off to Revd. Randy Vickers […]

June 8, 2016