How do you like your Brexit: Hard, soft, scrambled, or Vegan?

Today, after a tortuous period of over a year, the departure of the UK from the EU takes one step further forward. The week demonstrated the difficulty in setting a deadline as an absolute one, rather than a guideline in a search for reaching an objective.
I made the point some years ago in a talk to NHS professionals. Deadlines, I argued, could be treated as hard or soft. As an advocate of creative thinking, I was arguing for avoidance of Either Or thinking.
The Government (and worse, large numbers of people in and outside the UK) will, I believe, suffer from the unnecessary imposition of hard deadlines on the process of moving towards leaving the EU. The process has been widely described as Brexit, helpfully explained by Prime Minister May as ‘Brexit means Brexit.’
As with deadlines, Brexit was variously seen as hard or soft. The PM had the find ways of gaining support from those who wanted a  harder version, as well as those who wanted a softer.
Ways of serving an egg
But even that over-simplifies the assorted dilemmas to be addressed. For from being Either-Or, Brexit could be seen in a range of different ways.  How would you like your Brexit egg served: hard, soft, scrambled or without eggs at all. After all,  for ethical reasons, Vegans don’t eat even eat eggs.



4 Responses to How do you like your Brexit: Hard, soft, scrambled, or Vegan?

  1. wisdomgrove says:

    ‘Brexit means Breit; doesn’t mean anything and T May seems happy with that. If so then will we find any meaning in the other wordings from the negotiations? At least the DUP are experienced in tautology.

    My guess is that ‘Brexit’ will actually mean Bristay’.


  2. Liam says:

    Regarding deadlines in general, I prefer them hard with consequences. They keep people better focussed, and important ones can always be renegotiated.

    Regarding Brexit, I’m unable to make any sense of it at all. The “Big Issues” (whatever they are) are drowned out by the shrill bayings of the Twitterati, ably amplified by a lazy and click hungry press.

    If the Russians do indeed work to divide and destabilise the EU, and indeed did succeed in influencing the Brexit vote to produce a razor thin and entirely unconvincing “Leave” result, then I think they scored a handsome victory.

  3. Hi, Harry. My vote is on scrambled and well-disguised.

  4. Hi, Liam,however mych inflence was exercised by the Russians, it pales compared with the impact of the daily baying (and blathering) of the MSM and particularly the obsessive Daily Mail.

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