The Leaving of Liverpool, Part 3
|Irisha with China's naughtiest dog|
|Julia made an applie pie for us|
|Lunch in the Turkish restaurant|
|Will I miss my students? Some of them, yes!|
Today I had an e-mail from my old friend Peter. It appears that Brexit is a disaster. I was saying that months and months ago! The Conservative Government are deeply divided over this issue and now many people all over the UK are waking up to the fact that Brexit has done tremendous damage to the British economy and to our relationships with the rest of Europe. With Trump’s crazy tactics that could lead to a trade war between Europe and the US, it is really important for Europe to be united, but in reality, so much time and effort is being wasted on Brexit and it is still not over yet, not for many months to come. I am not just angry about Brexit for personal reasons – although seeing my pension lose a large part of its value is not exactly fun – but I think that the “Leave” campaigners were deliberately dishonest. The Cambridge Analytica scandal was just part of a much bigger web of lies and exaggeration. Where is all this extra cash for the NHS? It was all part of Farage’s bluster and fantasies. Fortunately, here in China we have heard almost nothing about Brexit, but I am sure that in the UK the news is dominated by this thrilling and stimulating topic. That is another very good reason for retiring in Bulgaria!
I am bound away for to leave you and I'll never see you again.
On Sunday morning we went to church for the last time and said goodbye to all of our SIF friends. Then we had a very enjoyable meal at a Turkish restaurant with Bill and Julia. This was, of course, to get us ready for the excellent food we will be having on our Turkish Airlines flight back to Bulgaria.