To see British politicians as others see them

 Bloomberg reports this comment from Germany’s deputy foreign minister:
“The U.K. government consists mostly of clueless boarding-school graduates.
“Brexit is a big shitshow, I say that now very undiplomatically,” Michael Roth said at an event of his Social Democratic Party in Berlin on Saturday. He accused “90 percent” of the British cabinet of having “no idea how workers think, live, work and behave” and said it would not be those U.K. politicians “born with silver spoons in their mouths, who went to private schools and elite universities” that will suffer the consequences of the mess.
“I don’t know if William Shakespeare could have come up with such a tragedy but who will foot the bill?,” the German diplomat said. His comments come just days after hard-Brexit champion Jacob Rees-Mogg, who attended Eton College and studied at Oxford University derided a fellow Conservative lawmaker for having graduated from Winchester College during a crunch debate over the country’s withdrawal from the EU.”
Regrettably, I wholly agree with Germany’s deputy foreign minister.  I would only comment that not everyone who graduated from Oxford University is quite as stupid as he says, although I myself wouldn’t know how to get out of the Brexit mess, either.  But then I wouldn’t have got us into it.

One Comment

  1. It was David Cameron (Eton, Oxford) who got us into this mess in the first place, by calling a referendum he assumed he would win to appease his party’s right wing. He then lost the referendum, and the Tory Right are on the verge of taking over the party.
    Interestingly, Rees-Mogg is wrong, even on his own terms. Winchester currently outperforms Eton in the league tables.

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