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With polls in UK, will Brexit vote remain binding? Or not as such?

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08.11.2019

“So many questions and none to do
With the ultimate meaning of life.
Why didn’t Shah Jahan build the Taj
For his concubines instead of his wife?
Why does steam come off scrambled eggs
Only when they are moved from the fire?
And the edges of shirts get creased in the wash?
What’s the difference between love and desire?
No answers to these questioning prayers
From the God, who created all things
— Is bewilderment my dharma or fate?
— Look, Science grins from the wings”
From Robins Aren’t Round by Bachchoo

Curiouser and curiouser!’ Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”

Speaking good English has never been my central concern as what’s good enough for Alice is good enough for me. As an immigrant who has spent many years of my short and happy life in Britain, I claim exemption from what Queen Elizabeth II or the present leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, would consider “good English”. As for Her Majesty, I happen to have noted that her late daughter-in-law, Princess Diana in several TV interviews used the word “hopefully”, not as an adverb as Jacob would insist it be used, but as the neologism meaning “I hope that!”

That’s an aside. As an immigrant taking liberties with good English I would, when looking around me at Britain in the process of a fresh general election, say that things grow “ironiker and........

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