We’ll Be Together Again

So, we’ve come to it at last.

At 12.30 BST the Prime Minister’s letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be delivered to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. This will begin the process by which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. It also begins the process of dismantling the United Kingdom itself. Scottish independence is now an inevitability as is, probably on a slightly longer timescale, the reunification of Ireland.

I am sad beyond words that this country has taken this path to self-destruction, but can only hope that we eventually see sense and change or mind at some point in the next two years, or return to the fold at some later stage.

No artist was better at conveying a sense of tragedy and loss through their music than Billie Holiday, and here’s a track by her that perfectly expresses my feelings at this bleak time:

No tears, no fears
Remember there’s always tomorrow
So what if we have to part
We’ll be together again



5 Responses to “We’ll Be Together Again”

    • telescoper Says:

      It’s being so cheerful that helps keep me going.

      However, I didn’t think I’d be writing job applications so soon after moving back to Wales…

    • I thought that was a really optimistic post, and the song very appropriate. There will be a future, despite everything.

  1. Peter, the vote in NI – and indeed in Scotland – was not for NI to remain in the EU, but for the UK to remain in the EU. A subtle difference but a difference nonetheless. Don’t assume that this means that people will hence vote in a referendum to leave the UK and join or stay in the EU. Especially in NI. I voted remain but would not want EU membership at the price of leaving the UK and joining with the Republic. Suspect there is still a pretty sizeable unionist majority, bearing in mind the split in unionist vote in the recent election among DUP, UUP, Alliance and even SDLP, which would not happen in a border referendum.

    • telescoper Says:

      Indeed – and I accept the situation in Northern Ireland is exceedingly complex – but for all of my life to date the prospect of a united Ireland was non-existent, and it is now a distinct possibility.

      As a person looking at the Republic as a place to move to in case of BrExit I am of course biased…

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