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Thread #165570   Message #4014379
Posted By: DMcG
19-Oct-19 - 03:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Rudyard Kipling's "If" tends to get nominated whenever the general public is asked about its favourite poem. One couplet seems quite relevant for today:

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

Whatever the outcome, the result will be an 'imposter' - it will be neither as good as its supporters claim, nor as bad as its detractors. It will not settle anything - there are (probably) many years of argument and negotiations to follow, and it will cast a long shadow on the next election whenever it comes, and the Parliament that arises.