Jun. 16th, 2016

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I'd been thinking about having a stab at Throwback Thursday since, as an idea, it seems both pretty fun and fairly easy, and I've been looking into ways to post more regularly by being a little less ambitious in what I write about. I had my photo albums out and was thinking about posting a photo from back in the 1970s - maybe a group photo from my 8th birthday party.

But then yesterday we had the unedifying spectacle of the Battle of the Thames, pretty much proving that rational and reasoned debate about the EU referendum is an impossibility and the best we can hope for is a comedy battle using pop music and water hoses to decide the question.

Today we have the murder of Jo Cox, MP - which, I'm aware, may or may not have had anything to do with the EU, since her murderer may or may not have shouted Britain First, and even if he did, Britain First != Leave and it's perfectly conceivable he was more motivated by her work advocating for intervention in Syria or a number of other causes she campaigned for than her support for Remain. I'm not sure, however, that the precise reasons are more important than its probable reflection on the current state of politics, and the relationship between politicians and the public, in the UK.

In other news 20 children are among 34 people who died of thirst in the Sahara desert, having been abandoned by people smugglers.

I wonder what kind of a world we have built, those of us in that group photo, because it gets harder and harder to pretend that the current state of affairs is not in some part our responsibility. So Throwback Thursday, I find I just can't. Maybe next week.


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