The Anonymous Widower

Queuing To Get In

This article on the BBC is entitled President Obama: ‘UK is going to be in the back of the queue‘.

I don’t queue very often, except sometimes to get in to a football match, a play or some other event.

But imagine this scenario, that has happened to us all.

A week or so ago, I was in the queue for the 38/56 bus round the corner from my house to go shopping at the Angel, when I realised I’d forgotten my long-life shopping bag.

So, I left my position in the queue and walked back to my house and picked up the bag.

When I got back to the bus stop, did I join my original place in the queue or go to the back?

So do the Brexiters think that just because of the Special Relationship, that we’ll be able to start negotiations of a new trade dea, travel arrangementsl or whatever with the US at the front of the queue?

Of course they do?

In other words, Brexiters live in the sort of land imagined by five-year-old children, where everybody and everything does exactly what they want!

I’m afraid we all live in the real world, where people make selfish decisions.

Interestingly, my Brexit Referendum Betting Odds page, showed a strong movement towards stay today.

Obama speaks and the betting world listens.

April 23, 2016 - Posted by | World | ,


  1. It is not just that. Imagine the same scene at an airline check in desk. There you are clutching your bucket shop ticket, when the MUFC team arrives with first class tickets… of course they will get checked-in before you, indeed the airline will probably open another desk just for them.

    Would any US president prioritise a one off UK trade deal over finalising TTIP – of course not – and he told us all straight out!

    Comment by Mark Clayton | April 23, 2016 | Reply

  2. Indeed the most likely option would be take TTIP as negotiated by the EU and US, warts and all, or leave it.

    A choice once offered by a Highgate livery stable owner – Mr Hobson and infamous down to this day!

    Comment by Mark Clayton | April 23, 2016 | Reply

  3. The bookies and serious betting punters never get it wrong. Look at the odds!

    Comment by AnonW | April 23, 2016 | Reply

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