If this broken down bus isn't the perfect metaphor for Brexit, we don't know what is

Darren Richman
Sunday 28 July 2019 14:00
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(Sue Charles)

Metaphors have been used by the greats like Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and Leonard Cohen. Even those grand masters, however, probably never managed one quite as utterly perfect as this.

We have a new prime minister, Boris Johnson, and plenty of talk about Winston Churchill and the Blitz spirit, but little notion of how the country might go about actually exiting the European Union. The fact that Johnson was one of the architects of our downfall and yet has still landed on his feet is simply further proof that he’s a Stephen King character masquerading as a P.G. Wodehouse one.

Sue Charles, a BBC Wales weather presenter, was recently driving through the Brecon Beacons and happened upon something rather surprising.

A totally abandoned bus with “Brexit” prominently emblazoned on the side, going nowhere and preventing anyone or anything from moving in either direction. It’s so on the nose it could almost be a Dickensian character name.

Naturally, the internet was tickled by this discovery. Apparently it was not an accident, simply a bus left to fend for itself. It could be a publicity stunt since there’s no denying the Brexit Party is absolutely on board with the mantra that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

Ross Kempsell, political editor for talkRADIO, later reported on Twitter that the bus was used during the Brexit Party's Brecon and Radnorshire by-election campaign but found itself stuck in a ditch on Friday afternoon. It was eventually towed away on Sunday morning.

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