Last day for UK in the EU.
A terrible act of national self-harm.
The loss of rights for millions.
A deeply divided society.
As much as I admire Keir Starmer insisting that another future is possible, today my sentiments are far better expressed by Professor Chris Grey.
In the long piece A day to mourn he closes this way:
So I mourn the country we have already lost, and fear for the one to come.
Several commentators, dismayed at the recent antics of the Brexit party MEPs, have been tweeting variants of a quote from Josef Goebbels in the Nazi paper Der Angriff 1 :
We enter the Reichstag to arm ourselves with democracy’s weapons. If democracy is foolish enough to give us free railway passes and salaries, that is its problem. It does not concern us. Any way of bringing about the revolution is fine by us.