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You can now blame everything on Brexit – POLITICO

And if there’s one thing the British will never accept, it’s being led by an unelected German.

On an unrelated note, this week saw the first anniversary of the unelected German Charles III’s accession to the throne.

Back to Brexit, and no one talks about it anymore. Just kidding, everyone talks about it. And in the same way that the EU was once a convenient scapegoat for the British, Brexit can now be used as the villain when it comes to allocating blame for almost everything.

This week, for example, singer Rufus Wainwright blamed the fact that his musical “Opening Night” had to close early due to mixed reviews and public antipathy toward Brexit (a review in The New Statesman called it “confusing” and “unlikeable” (which is coincidentally how this column is described in POLITICO Towers).

“I feel that since Brexit, England has entered a darker corridor where its prospects are a little narrower,” Wainwright told the Guardian. He added that there was “a lack of imagination and curiosity about change” in the UK and that the “staging and pacing” of his production was “more European”. Alas, I haven’t seen “Opening Night”, so I can’t say for sure what “more European” means in this case. Maybe the theater that hosted the musical was charging people to go pee.

The musical also took place in London, where last week more people voted for a man with a trash can on his head than for far-right candidate Britain First in the mayoral election. It’s not exactly Brexit Central.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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