Nick Cohen applies what Kipling said of the demagogues of his age to Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.
I could not dig; I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?
Nigel Farage and Iain Duncan Smith say Not I.
"Nobody said that they'd spend the £350million a week on the NHS" pic.twitter.com/uu7Uhphrsp— Alex. (@ADargan95) June 24, 2016
Video evidence emerges of Nigel Farage pledging EU millions for NHS after denial https://t.co/pdz9KoMTh8— Jon Stone (@joncstone) June 25, 2016
Quote of the day, from Brexiter Iain Duncan Smith: "Our promises were a series of possibilities"— Ben Coates (@bencoates1) June 26, 2016
Teebs discusses Endgame
If Boris Johnson looked downbeat yesterday, that is because he realises that he has lost.
Perhaps many Brexiters do not realise it yet, but they have actually lost, and it is all down to one man: David Cameron. ... Boris Johnson knew this yesterday, when he emerged subdued from his home and was even more subdued at the press conference. He has been out-maneouvered and check-mated.
Jack of Kent invokes Godot
Stalemates can last a long time. And unless there is political will to resolve it, this stalemate will not resolve itself.
ESTRAGON: Well, shall we Leave?— David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen) June 25, 2016
VLADIMIR: Yes, let's Leave.
(They do not send the Article 50 Notification.)
Am still looking for hooks for the following Beckett plays. Any ideas please comment below.
Come and Go? Happy Days, Catastrophe or Neither?
Nick Cohen, There are liars and then there’s Boris Johnson and Michael Gove (Guardian, 25 June 2016)
David Allen Green, Why the Article 50 notification is important (Jack of Kent blog, 25 June 2016)
Jon C Stone, Video evidence emerges of Nigel Farage pledging EU millions for NHS weeks before Brexit vote (Independent, 25 June 2016)
Teebs, If Boris Johnson looked downbeat yesterday, that is because he realises that he has lost (Guardian comment, 25 June 2016)
Wikipedia Category:Plays by Samuel Beckett