Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Look at Life



How optimistic we were! For the film makers the TransEurop Express trains were a compelling metaphor. For me, too, they were the perfect symbol of an exciting future, and in the late seventies it was always a joy to commute between Paris and Zurich using the first-class-only TEE Arbal├Ęte.

Yesterday Mrs May appointed David Davis to oversee the upcoming Brexit negotiations. If I'm allowed to stay with my metaphor a bit longer, he's the man charged with diverting the European express so that it no longer connects in any way to the United Kingdom, sending it effectively to smash into the buffers.

I find it all unspeakably sad.

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