It is a truism that no-one ever gave advice contrary to their own interests. I’ve looked for a disinterested-while-informed individual discovering it to be an oxymoron: why should the disinterested inform themselves?
In case you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about the NeverEndum, Britain’s referendum on whether the kingdoms of these united isles should remain as member of the European Union.
Balancing the pros and the cons of membership as opposed to submitting to the climates of fear by which each side seek to entremble us is hard. I don’t hold with fear and the polarizing vacillation between supine ‘couldn’t give a flyer’ and prone ‘waddawegonnadoooo’ positions would be hilarious were it not so serious.
Listening to one of those splinteringly clear, clever Americans or Tibetans whose telescope breadth gives them a modicum of distance is on my Do-List; I was hoping to hear something cheerful from the President but even he was able to resist balance.
If you were expecting to see which way an EQ gale howls on this vexed issue, alas: we’re not finished battening down the hatches and the sou’westers have blown off. I wonder what the Dalai Lama would say? He’d probably chuckle; or yawn.