The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


This Is What Brexit Has Done To Us …

So a few weeks ago I was in China when I saw this …

I’ve got to be honest, seeing it offended me on a level, normally saved for Brexiteers …

There’s 3 fundamental reasons for it:

+ Anyone who knows me knows how much I loathe that porky diva.

+ I appreciate the TV show is immensely popular – make that, insanely popular – but surely there are other successful shows that celebrate the UK’s creative talent and heritage – from Sherlock Holmes to even bloody Jeremy Kyle

+ I might be wrong but I swear Peppa was banned in China – and not for just being an annoying pork diva – so for the UK government to use this as a reference for why China should see the UK positively is alarmingly misguided.

Almost as misguided as their head-in-the-sand approach to Brexit.

Well, I say head-in-the-sand, but the reality is everything seems to be focused on that while issues such as crime, poverty and education are allowed to just slowly collapse.

I always thought the governments role was to look after the welfare of its citizens, unsurprisingly, this doesn’t seem to be the case – preferring to look after the welfare of themselves, regardless of the costs.

Given Brexit ‘won’ on a string of lies – lies perpetrated by people who absolutely knew what they were doing – not only do I think this makes the case for a second referendum totally legitimate, but I also think those who created and spread the untruths should be arrested for crimes against England.

Let’s face it, they knowingly lied in their campaign. Then they pushed for the government to choose the Brexit option that is uniformly accepted as the worst possible outcome for the country. And then they actively tried to undermine the Politicians of the country by forcing a terrible outcome to be mandated.

Lock them up. Throw away the key. Take away their wealth and privilege.

Wow, that took a detour I wasn’t expecting.

Normal blog rubbish will return tomorrow. Probably.


21 Comments

Using Peppa Pig as an ambassador for British creativity we explains brexit more clearly than any report I’ve read.

Comment by Bazza

You are right. It seems the British government have adopted the same attitude as Mr Trump in so much that popularity equates to excellence, regardless what the fact may say. Though I would argue the voting committee of the Oscars had adopted that policy decades earlier.

Peppa Pig is hugely successful, but if that is the only criteria used to celebrate British creativity then I am waiting for the ads celebrating fish and chip shops and period dramas.

Comment by Pete

Maybe not fish and chip shops as they have not gone global to the same extent as Ms Peppa, but your point is a good one. I thought Peppa Pig has lost her global momentum which means they could just as easily have used past icons such as Shakespeare, though I suspect Peppa appeals more to the desrired audience of the British government than worldly, cultured individuals.

Comment by George

That’s a diss if I ever read one … hahaha.

Comment by Rob

Welcome back. Though I think another phrase would be more accurate. I’m just willing to give you the benefit of the doubt as an early christmas present.

Comment by Bazza

Don’t worry, I bet there will only be a couple of posts until he comes back to the US again.

Comment by Pete

Nope … no planes for almost 2 weeks.

I’m beside myself with joy. And relief.

Comment by Rob

so is america campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

I like political Rob.

Comment by Pete

I’d vote for him more than any of the others on offer. That is how bad politics has gotten. Sorry Robert.

Comment by George

If there was an election between Rob and Trump and you were forced to vote for one of them, would that be the opposite of Sophie’s choice?

Comment by Bazza

Not banned. Rather popular in fact.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-46954179

PS Ben Elton called. He wants his script back.

Comment by John

Well John, Peppa was banned – and part of that was due to her success as the government felt she was celebrating values they did not want embraced.

Comment by Rob

“But Peppa has survived this brush with subversion.

A new Peppa Pig movie – made especially for the Chinese market – is due to be launched this coming Chinese New Year.”

Comment by John

Yes … I know … it’s part of the rehabilitation process. The cartoon equivalent of what Google are talking about doing to win over the authorities.

Comment by Rob

Morning.

Comment by Marcus

Morning my friend.

Comment by Rob

* waves *

Comment by DH

it could have been worse, they could have had a photo of campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

That would make brexit look like a party on New Years eve.

Comment by DH

nuclear fucking apocolypse would be better than campbell being a role model for creativity.

Comment by andy@cynic




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