The Divided Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

by Neil Bamforth

It’s not looking too good is it? The majority who went to the ballot box voted to leave the European Union but we haven’t. It matters not whether you agree or disagree with Britain leaving, the ballot box said we should so, for democracies sake, we should have done, and as quickly as possible. Then, almost three years later, we could have been debating whether it had worked or not.

It might have been disastrous for us, or it might not have been. Democratically, we deserved to find out.

Had it been disastrous, then fine. We could have tried rejoining with our tails between our legs. Embarrassing it might have been, but democracy would have at least been served.

The division regarding Brexit is purely because it never happened. Unless it does happen – regardless of the consequences – then reuniting the country will continue to be akin to reuniting Anne Boleyn with her head.

There are, however, plenty of other divisions in the UK – and I don’t mean football league divisions either. As Oldham Athletic are in the lowest professional division, I’d rather not go there thank you very much.

The National Health Service is stretched to and, some would say, beyond breaking point. There are too many people demanding its services and too few staff to provide said services – at least in a reasonable amount of time.

The doctors, nurses, porters, laboratory scientists and etc. are, generally, quite magnificent but, there are only so many hours in the day.

Increasingly people are blaming immigrants for the NHS infrastructure breaking down over demand. This is, of course, increasing division.

The even vaguely intelligent know it is not immigrants, but politicians who have led us to this sorry state. It does appear though, that there are plenty who are not even vaguely intelligent and would rather blame immigrants than the real culprits.

The UK continues to send so called ‘aid’ to India. A nation with its own nuclear and space program. India recently suggested they would be on the moon by next year. Excuse me? India has the funds for a space program to the moon but needs international aid?

No wonder international aid is causing so much division here.

Besides, what is India going to do on the moon? Open a call center? – It’s a joke people! Oh, here we go again, you can’t tell jokes anymore. Sorry, forgot.

The government – and, given its current parlous state, I use the word ‘government’ advisably – has finally conceded that climate change is a problem exacerbated by humanity.

Now they insist that our carbon emissions will reduce substantially by 2025. Except they still plan to expand Heathrow Airport, creating more flights and more carbon emissions. You couldn’t make it up could you?

The supposed government are still trying to prosecute former soldiers who may, or may not, have behaved badly in Northern Ireland in the 1970’s – particularly in regard to ‘Bloody Sunday’.

Unfortunately, they pardoned all the IRA as part of the Good Friday Agreement.

Jolly good. Pardon the terrorists and prosecute your own ex-military. Again, you couldn’t make it up could you?

Most people agree, if a former soldier did behave badly – the accusation is that unarmed civilians were shot – then fine. That can’t be acceptable. There should be consequences. Most people have no issue with that principle, however, you can hardly prosecute former soldiers who murdered innocents while not prosecuting former terrorists who murdered innocents.

Madness and yet more division.

If you notice, all this division, from Brexit to prosecuting soldiers is caused directly by the government.

None of it is caused by ‘ordinary people’. None of it is caused by anybody with an ounce of sense. it is caused by politicians.

Politicians have refused to act democratically regarding Brexit. Yes, I know, many of you think it’s crazy to leave The EU but, it isn’t about opinions, it’s about democracy.

Politicians have refused to give our National Health Service remotely sufficient support and, as the NHS slowly fails, India flies to the moon as we give them a couple of billion.

Politicians have caused all this division. Only politicians are to blame.

No wonder the UK is so divided. It isn’t just divided, our complete system of democracy has been broken by our politicians.

I know what is going to happen next. Well, no, I don’t exactly know, but I’ve a pretty shrewd idea.

Shall I say? Oh all right then.


You see, we Brits aren’t very good at revolution and all that sort of thing. In the past we just put on a stiff upper lip and drove right on through whatever the crisis was. That was our way.

Now, since the arrival of ‘the offended generation’ and the idiotic willingness to weep over a deceased field mouse, along with all this ‘touchy feely we must be emotional wrecks or we aren’t human’ cobblers, all that will happen is nothing.

Nothing at all. There will be a void of nothingness.

Except, something often fills a void.

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6 Responses to The Divided Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  1. jess Reply

    May 14, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Besides, what is India going to do on the moon? Open a call center? – It’s a joke people! Oh, here we go again, you can’t tell jokes anymore. Sorry, forgot

    AYUP cause don’t forget, we can also run convenience stores that sell alcohol and all our names are some form of Apu like on the Simpsons. Come on man, like someone, mainly me, was not going to call you on your racist dumbfuckery about a segment of society and I might add it’s the one I belong part way to, being half Indian. Seems to me they don’t really want to leave the EU or it would have been done already by Thatcher2.0 and her cronies in office.

  2. jess Reply

    May 14, 2019 at 12:41 am

    I should add, conservatives just do not know how to govern at all if you look into their history of governance. It works for the few vs when liberal typs are in office it wokrs for the many. Go ahead do the googlefu I can wait.

  3. Neil Bamforth Reply

    May 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Jess : Calling May ‘Thatcher 2.0’ suggests you don’t really get it. May is so unlike Thatcher it’s a bewildering comparison. The majority who voted want to leave, the majority of politicians do not.

    Are there any corners on the moon to open a shop on? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚… Sorry… Get me coat…

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  5. Michael John Scott Reply

    May 14, 2019 at 9:59 am

    You are right Jess! Conservatives, regardless of country, have zero idea how to govern. All they do is fuck things up, and as to the Brexit referendum, it was conducted before people realized how it would fuck up their country, and now they want out of that silliness. Conservative politicians did that…

  6. Neil Bamforth Reply

    May 14, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Out of that silliness? I think you’ll find, old bean, that The Brexit Party are set to win the EU elections courtesy of the majority who want to leave. Don’t take my word for it, just wait for the results!!!

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