The 10 Freedoms of Brexit (a movable feast)

The 10 Freedoms of Brexit (a movable feast)

A lady was bleating on the radio the other day, euphoric that the UK was out of the European Union and that she was free. Apart from concerns as to the curious life the lady must lead, it occured to me that she was right, absolutely right that she, we, all of us are now free and here are ten reasons why. Ten or two*. Choose the ones that matter most to you. Add to the list.

1. The freedom to bathe in polluted rivers and seas.

2. The freedom to buy health insurance for European travel.

3. The freedom to bring back a lone bottle of duty free booze.

4. The freedom to queue at European immigration desks.

5. The freedom to pay more for using a cash cards in the EU.

6. The freedom to pay more for flights.

7. The freedom to for pets’ passports not to count anymore.

8. The freedom to pay more for cheese and avocados.

9. The freedom to have an understaffed NHS.

10. The freedom to be vulnerable to energy supply shortages.

*There are two kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don’t.

Here are a few more that didn’t make the top ten.

The freedom to know that Mr Farage and his ilk are irrelevant.

The freedom for house prices to fall and flatline.

The freedom to pay VAT, duties and customs fees on parcels from Europe.

The freedom to worry if medical supplies are flowing.

The freedom to sit in endless jams at the ports.

The freedom to carry costly green card proof of insurance when driving in the EU.

The freedom to enjoy falling GDP.

The freedom to have an international driving license.

The freedom for scientists to work alone and relatively broke.

The freedom for students not to participate in funded foreign exchanges.

The freedom to not go on duty free booze runs to Calais.

*There are two kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don’t.

Published by Laurel Lindström

Laurel Brunner has had a long and rewarding career as a technical writer and journalist. Now with her first novel, the Draftsman due for publication by Unbound in 2020 she is metamorphosing into an author under her real name, Laurel Lindström

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