You know what I mean.
I’m a little miserable today. Life keeps giving me lemons and I don’t know how to make lemonade. #LASPO never loved me and #legalaid’s leaving on a jet plane. Consultations seem pointless, especially where legal services are concerned and, try as I might, I can’t seem to adopt a conventional approach to life generally and work more specifically. I’ve also got a poorly leg
The low mood could be because I had a long day training yesterday in front of a large group of legal professionals, which always takes it out of me. Does that make me sound like a wimp? *chuckle* Maybe so
Anyway, a Twitter friend sent me a link to a very good piece they have just written on Theresa May and her latest nonsense on human rights. I fully agree with it, although I think I would add that I believe part of the current government’s approach to things like this is that they believe there are gains to be made even where they don’t (or never even expect to) succeed in the processes they engage in
In the unlikely event they ‘win’, they’ll be hailed as fighting the evil that is Europe by not only their own slavering anti-Europe back-benchers but, by the increasing proportion of our own population who are quick to accept any rag doll thrown to them if it means they can pin their misfortunes upon it and feel better tearing it to pieces. If it goes nowhere, then the gain is simply in being perceived as fighting the nameless bureaucracy of Brussels who keep sending terrorists to the UK to get married and claim benefits (that’s being ironic, by the way). The rhetoric, implied and explicit, being of fighting for common-sense values, dangling inflammatory juicy carrots in front of increasingly desperate people by saying things like “it can’t be right that…”; using words like “compelling reasons” to justify the most ignorant and vile ‘sell your brother, shame your sister’ policies we’ve seen for centuries
You know what I mean.
Anyway, enough of my whining. Here’s a little music for you, above and below. It’s a band called Cults, who I can’t recommend enough. Turn it up loud. Fall into it. It’s dedicated to good hearts everywhere and especially, three days before my birthday, brother and sister Geminis (who cares if we’re weird!)
Farewell for now, you crazy cats. Enjoy your day