In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Leg-iron writes:
Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and others have moved aside for the unknown Andrea. She takes on the very well known Theresa.
Is anyone else wondering if they are watching a carefully choreographed series of events?
I don’t think I can predict the ending of this one but I think this is all going according to someone’s plan. I have no idea whose plan, but it’s all going too smoothly to be random.
There’s certainly a sense of unreality to it all.
It’s as if the heroine of the story, Britannia (played by either Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom), after being imprisoned in the castle of Baron Eu for over 40 years, has managed to escape – by the simple expedient, at the very first opportunity she got, of walking out out of the front gate, which had been left completely unguarded. As she navigates slowly towards the final Article 50 exit in the perimeter wall, you keep expecting the alarm to be raised, and heavily-armed knights on horseback to come galloping out after her. But instead an eerie silence hangs over the scene, broken only by her panting breath as she stumbles uncertainly forward, clutching her voluminous petticoats. Could it really have been that easy?
And you know in your heart that it can’t be that easy. Most likely, when she finally makes it to the exit, and starts fumbling with its rusty lock, Baron Eu – who has been waiting for her all along – will step out of the shadows, cackling with laughter, and tell her that it’s a false door – a brick wall with a door painted on it. And he’ll gloat, “There is no way out of Baron Eu’s castle!! You will never escape, Britannia!! Never!!” And Britannia will sink sobbing to her knees, her face pressed against the unyielding wall.
And that will be the end of it, with Britannia being dragged in chains back to her cell in the forbidding keep from which she had just escaped.
…unless, just when all seems lost, there’ll come the loud sound of a trump from outside the walls, and Baron Eu’s wicked grin will be wiped off his face, as the US 5th Cavalry come bursting through the walls, to rescue Britannia, and free all the other prisoners in Baron Eu’s castle…
That’s one slim possibility. And there could be any number of other twists in the plot – including a nuclear war.
I think it’s going to be one of those movies – like Jaws or Psycho – where I’m going to have to avert my eyes from the screen, and look at the other movie-goers in the theatre, in order to remind myself that it’s only a movie.
Because it is only a movie, isn’t it?