I think the whole Brexit thing is a scam. I like conspiracy theories I admit, but this one is just causing a lot of stress, even in the schools in which I teach yoga. Our children are being effected because their parents are. So this is wrong and unnecessary. There is no intention of leaving the EU and this is all an elaborate scam to show the 'us' (whoever 'us' is) that it is impossible to get out of a very bad marriage (EU) where the pre nup agreement is so confusing, restrictive, convoluted, that, despite the marriage being an extremely unhappy one (if the past two years has proven anything, it has proven the European continent is as contemptuous of us as we are of them.) we are stuck with each other. A faustian pact indeed. The elaborate playing out in Westminster, House of Cards style, has shown the politicians to be selfish, greedy and ruthless liars, as have those in Brussels, something we guessed at, but hoped upon hope was something that the press made up. So, I don't think Brexit will happen. Not because its a good thing, but because Cameron in his arrogance asked a question which was irrelevant and inappropriate. Because our government do not have the intellectual ability or energy to fulfil the promise they made following the referendum, and because none of them will admit to lying, because I am sure that would mean they would go to jail. They haven't said sorry either, not that that would matter. We would rather have the money back.
The question asked at the referendum tapped into so many nerves, none of which were to do with leaving the EU, all of which was to do with unfairness - the contempt we have for our politicians, at the time Cameron in particular, the disparity in the wealthy and the poor (which is now unimaginable vast), sexism, racism, other isms and just a general pissed-off-edness with establishment in all its forms, but especially those run by the school boy network. As a travel journalist I have become increasingly aware every single country around the world is as contemptuous of their politicians and respective media as we are of ours.
As a human race we are genuinely more united globally than the politicians and media and religious leaders would lead us to believe. Without religion, politics and media, we care and share. It is in their interest (the Davos lot) (financially) to keep it that way.
I think there will be civil unrest later this year. The 'us' will blame the 'us' (leave and remainers) and won't blame the 'them' in Westminster, because they have been seen over the past two years to be doing something, although no one - least of all the media - knows exactly what. The 'them' are also protected whereas the 'us' do not have the funds to protect ourselves or our funds.
Luther-style, it would be good for some anti hero to come along and get rid of the 'them', because it takes someone even more selfish, greedy and ruthless to get rid of those who think the same way. They always blame the 'system' but it is the 'them' who sustain and protect the system.
See what happens. Could be wrong.
As for Megan and Catherine. I don't care. It's as authentic and relevant to 'us' as the Brexit scam. Don't care if Megan is fake, or acting the part, or Catherine likes or doesn't like her. It is a diversion for Brexit. Only the protagonists are better looking. And as for Trump, he looks increasingly like Max Headroom. He is the ultimate distraction - while his party is getting every law passed - he has diverted attention with his tweets, hair, skin colour, irrelevancies. And yet, he has brought all the prejudices to the surface, something politicians and the media have tried over the centuries to keep well hidden. And that's a good thing. Things have to come to the surface before you are able to get rid of them. He has brought the damned spot to the surface. If only we had the courage to squeeze it.