The electoral upset, for all it may, just possibly, open up prospects of a softer stupidity in terms of Brexit, has once again amped up the uncertainty. That said, the skewering of the Hard-Brexit-as-our-first-and-obvious-choice camp gives me a modicum of hope.
Once again, a strong sense of an old order coming apart at the seams – and new ones struggling even harder than normal to be born. Am reading Stephen D. King’s Grave New World at the moment, which also amps up the sense of impending something. Britain a nation at sea and at odds with itself. But at least young people are voting, even if they’re now yet reading the small print on the pack.
In the midst of all this, a few photos that sum up my June to date:
On the subject of books, one I read and enjoyed recently was The Adventures of John B lake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, by Philip Pullman, with art by Fred Fordham. Great fun – and interesting to see something in the news within the past few days about the new breed of autonomous vessels, a new form of ghost ship.
And then this morning, I stumbled across Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s book, Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, published last year. Love the central idea that we have to think of 10 reasons why Earth should not be destroyed by aliens. Working on it …