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Boat Friday

I am writing this comment on February 28th. Today is the day were are scheduled to leave the EU. According to Mrs May her deal will have delivered the Brexit the people voted for and on time. At the time of writing this seems highly unlikely unless a large number of MPs suddenly do a complete reverse ferret and vote for what they had previously vehemently opposed. This would not be that great a surprise as politicians will always look to their own interests first.

 

So we will see. 

 

This boat may be like the UK ....up a creek without a paddle 

 

Boat Friday

I am writing this comment on February 28th. Today is the day were are scheduled to leave the EU. According to Mrs May her deal will have delivered the Brexit the people voted for and on time. At the time of writing this seems highly unlikely unless a large number of MPs suddenly do a complete reverse ferret and vote for what they had previously vehemently opposed. This would not be that great a surprise as politicians will always look to their own interests first.

 

So we will see. 

 

This boat may be like the UK ....up a creek without a paddle 

 

comments (20)

Joli mouvement de l'eau.
Bill Phillips: Yes I was pleased with how that came out Martine
Its a good shot Bill....Brexit...Words fail me pal.
Bill Phillips: We have had a blinkered, inflexible PM throughout who confuses stubborn with strong.
I agree with Frank.
Bill Phillips: You and me both
Don't get me started, Bill, but like with all things Trump, we are definitely paying attention every day!
Bill Phillips: There is no-one of stature in our Parliament at a time when we need a true leader who could unite the parties to work for the best result. For 3 years we have had a blinkered and stubborn Prime Minister
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Mar 2019, 06:41
You have produced a very fine image here Ole Thing

I definitely feel we're all up sh*t creek, totally paddle-less now..
Bill Phillips: Thank you

Well and truly
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Mar 2019, 06:57
A fabulous boat Friday, Bill. I cannot wrap my brains around it anymore.... They had two years and now she wants to knit month after month to those two years.... get a referendum and just stay.... whatever they do it all cost us money......
Bill Phillips: The Conservatives seem more interested now in who is going to be the next party leader.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Mar 2019, 07:37
I am writing this on Friday 29th March 2019AD, and guess what? We are still members of the European Union. I wonder how long that state of affairs will continue.

I noted you snap.
Bill Phillips: So it seems. There will be another vote today on Terry's divorce bill minus the political declaration....this is apparently different enough for the speaker to accept it. At the time of replying it looks as though the sums add up to another defeat for Lino and then what? Search for European ancestry to get a European passport?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Mar 2019, 07:44
I've heard that despite today not being Independence Day , the new ferry sailings are now happening as they had a fixed start date. Is this one of them?

This is a cracking image; I especially like the ripples.
Bill Phillips: It may be pressed into service
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Mar 2019, 07:46
Apparently over a million people in Britain now take anti-depressant medication …
I wonder why …
Bill Phillips: They have seen your pictures?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Mar 2019, 08:45
Up the creek without a paddle - great picture. About your Brexit - I don't think there is anyone in your parly who knows what they want. Except for butter and jam on both sides of their bread. The country voted 'out' so go on and do it. As things become clearer afterwards, start haggling with the EU for relationship governance. As for Theresa - I don't think anyone, especially Cameron, could have done any better. Even if she is stubborn. Parly would keep on voting them down - because of the bread and butter thing. Everyone keep on thinking there can be a better solution. It would be better if the UK just got out and face the music as the different bands start to play.
Bill Phillips: Her deal will be voted on again at 2.30. I do not think it will pass. She keeps claiming that she is giving people the Brexit they voted for. This she backs up by claiming this was what was in their manifesto. Trouble is even with our warped and unrepresentative electoral system she din't get a majority of seat far less of votes. The referendum only asked if people wanted to remain in the EU or leave. On that basis those who want a no deal Brexit are probably closer to what was voted for in the referendum i.e we simply up sticks and take our ball home. Those of us who voted remain. A mere 16 million or so are just labelled remoaners....this could all end up turning very ugly and I fear for the future
Your picture and England got the same treatment as both fee dark and gloomy.
Bill Phillips: The government lost the vote so heaven knows what happens now.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Mar 2019, 13:25
the wake of the boat is fascinating

somehow it is unexpected
Bill Phillips: I cheated a bit as this is a combination of 3 exposures
I actually like the picture, the darkness gives it a very good feeling. Re the other matter, which I've said little about on SC., the result of todays farce of a vote is due in a short while, no doubt it will be voted down. In my mind whether one voted to remain or leave everybody I speak to is fed up with our politicians playing games and want them to get on with it one way or another, they couldn't even get Wednesday right because a lot of the time they were 'whipped' and couldn't express their own, or their constituents feelings, how can one expect to get clear views on each suggestion like that, IMHO each MP should have only been allowed to vote for 1 of the 8 motions, that way the idea might have worked.
Bill Phillips: They lost by 58 votes. We might end up having European Elections or crash out with no deal on April 12th.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Mar 2019, 16:08
The whole thing is interminable and soooo depressing - it doesn't help that they all seem as bad as each other, aarrghhhh.

On a much more positive note - I like your image, I love how you have caught that movement in the water.
Bill Phillips: We lack leaders. A true leader would have drawn all the parties together from the start to gain a consensus before negotiations started.
This b&W is stunning, unlike the result of today's debacle.
Bill Phillips: Thank you...the debacle continues
And, once again, they've turned it down again - and she says she'll bring it back!!! The woman is an idiot!
Bill Phillips: The shambles knows no end Tom
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Mar 2019, 21:10
Very good, William.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Ray
i love the longboats Bill... your b&w image is superb....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter....they are narrowboats here
I am of the opinion that matters of this magnitude should be decided by the people's representatives--not the people. Too many stupid people vote.
Bill Phillips: I could not agree more. That is what got us into this mess in the first place...an ill conceived referendum
beautiful photo

one thing I have yet to do is to ride on a canal boat.

Eaten on a couple in The Netherlands.

Walked by and photographed many in the UK and Europe in the past.

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