Scene setter: Brexit is a world-historic turn. “The momentous events of 23 June 2016: changed all our lives; finished off another prime minister; split the country in two; left British politics in utter turmoil; The Dutch Prime Minister, not known for hyperbole, said ‘England has collapsed politically, monetarily, constitutionally and economically.’ Britain woke up on 24 June 2016 a divided nation. A country split between: young and old; rich and poor; north and south. The young, rich and parts of the south, particularly London, had voted ‘In’; the old, the angry and disadvantaged, and the north had voted ‘out’. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU; England and Wales opted for out.” Anything else? Only this: London is by far Europe’s richest city. London is by far Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. A third of its population was born overseas. A quarter are not even British. The 999 exchange needs translators in 150 languages. Immigration is London’s lifeblood. It has been since the days of Good Queen Bess.”
BREXIT MEANS WALKING – THE PRACTICALS
Brexit means walking takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, November 9. Meet David P. just outside the Broadway/Westminster Abbey exit of St. James’ ParkTube.