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Boris bromance a sickening sight

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(Subconsciously) marking the huge significance of the British election, I chose the same momentous day, December 12, as the day to have an operation on my eye.

In my (largely subconscious) narcissism I may have imagined the two events (one enabling the 67 million Britons to decide their political fate, the other re-enabling me to see properly and recognise my wife when I meet her around the house and to stop mistaking her for Greta Thunberg, for a sunbeam, for a large soft toy) to be of equal consequence.

Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson share a joke at the G7 meeting in France. Picture: Getty Images

I would have liked to have not cared about the UK election but, 74 now, must face the fact that in spite of having migrated from England 50 years ago there are still cupboards of my mind full of English cultural luggage I brought with me.

That luggage, now, will never be unpacked and given away to Vinnies. I give in to the truth that the UK's politics matter to me. The Brexit referendum result broke my transported heart, shivering my pommy timbers.

Readers, promise me never to migrate and to always try to talk your children out of it! Being bi-national sets........

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