Or not Brexit actually. Thank goodness we are not sitting here this morning facing a no deal exit. Instead, the MSPs have not been called back to Holyrood and the MPs have been sent off for their recess to do constituency work.
Some people are furious about that. Today’s Daily Express complains loudly that they are getting a holiday whilst “we want Brexit”. Well, I don’t and at least six million other people agree with me.
I’m quite relieved that the commons is taking a break. I’m hoping nothing of note happens for a few days and we all get a break cos I think we are all of us heartily sick of this nonsense.
There are however a few bits of things to report. TM made a statement to the house yesterday. She was of course, suitably subdued after her failure to get the extension she wanted, she had a renewed commitment to dumping her red lines in favour of true compromise and cross party working. She spoke warmly of her desire to bring the heads of the devolved nations together as families should come together in times of great change………
Oooops no she didn’t! None of that is what she said. She made no sign of any movement on her red lines, she was her usual blinkered immovable self.
Did I fool you? Of course I didn’t -some things are just not remotely possible!
Yesterday we also saw the end of the work the Government has been doing to prepare for no deal. They have spent millions on this over the last couple of years. Any clues how much? Well the figure generally agreed is £4 billion.
£4 billion. And that’s just on no deal planning. What a monumental waste of money.
And some Tory fool this morning on radio four complained about the cost of European Elections at £100 million. I’d pay twice that to see the Tories get their arses handed to them on a Brexit plate.
Word is also out that the DUP have been meeting Boris Johnson and his “leadership team”. So THAT fills me with hope and expectation of light at the end of the tunnel!
And Nigel Farage is standing in the European elections for his new Brexit Party. My cup runneth over. Although do go check out his website thebrexitparty.com. It appears he failed to register the domain name. Led by donkeys didn’t though! Take a look what happens when you click the drop down menu.
Meanwhile in Scotland the sun is shining today. Holyrood is in recess so we are spared the ineptitude of Labour and the Tories at #FMQs. There is a sort of quietness this morning and a sort of relief. Scotland is breathing quietly to itself for a minute or two as we have stepped away from the no deal Brexit cliff at least for the moment.
It won’t last though. TM and JC are determined that Scotland will leave the EU along with the rest of the UK. They are not interested in what Scotland has to say. TM actually said at PMQs this week in response to Ian Blackford that Independence would have seen Scotland outside the EU! Like that argument will hold any bloody water ever again.
Nicola Sturgeon has said that she will make an announcement to Parliament after Easter on the subject of an independence referendum. So enjoy the peace this Easter, read up on everything you can, research all the issues that you are concerned about, start speaking to those you trust and get ready. It’s coming.