Britain seems to be facing a long goodbye with the EU and the European group itself seems to be changing. Obviously Britain is still ‘in’ Europe geographically.. No one can change that but everything else seems to be in flux. A hearty (British?) Breakfast seems to be in order.
As I type with the news rapidly firing off the radio in the cafe half of the opposition party’s frontline has resigned to try and oust what they see as a weak leader which echoes the momentum dramatised in ‘Julius Caesar’.
Whatever your political beliefs there have been real benefits from being a member of the EU for over 40 years and these now seem in the air. Currently we have the right to free movement to travel around Europe and there is a guarantee of free basic health care in neighbouring countries. There are hints that some conditions can be re- negotiated and stand in the similar style to Switzerland who is out of EU but has negotiated health care rights from nearby countries.
Thankfully this Monday Morning some of the key reigning politicians have finally spoken to calm the markets a little and so far no one is calling this a melt down. The US market hasn’t opened yet as I type and in any event as we are continually being told this is early days and uncharted territory.
What is going to happen long term? As the dust is settling a part of me finds the fact that anything is possible a little inspiring.
Here are a few mini plays I have had published this week on a local Theatre’s website.
Find your place.
– Nowhere to stand.
Lose your position? Sit down.
– No seat.
No one asked you. The debate begins.
– Who wins?
Why are you here anyway?
– I want to stay.
If nothing else this is a great time to bring in much needed change into my own life ! The uncertainty is certainly inspiring bravery in folk. One thing is sure by a small margin Britain voted to stand economically on it’s own (gulp).
This week we seem to be evaluating who is our partner and discovering a lot of events seem to be toppling like dominos so who knows how connected things are?
Nothing has changed.
boy – We’re a member until we’re not.
girl – Of what?
boy – EU.
girl – The what?
boy – You voted to leave. Remember.
girl – No. The door was closed at the polling booth. I didn’t go.
boy – I wonder if you feel guilty
girl – Maybe it was better that way. You wanted to stay.
boy – Yeah.
girl – Yeah! We were split down the middle Matty.
boy – I love you I still do.
girl – I love you. Nothing has changed?
boy – No.
girl – No?
boy – NO. I can’t look at you again. Not in that same way.
Wherever you are from … Enjoy the unity in your life, whatever shape it takes and let’s embrace any volatility together !
Blogging is great for that kind of solidarity.
Find more posts that dig into the idea of partners here