A Mell of a Hess

Believers in American exceptionalism may pride themselves on the exceptionally tragic malfeasance that brought about Trump’s election. We are indeed unique among the nations.

But it seems that England, the Mother of Parliaments, has decided to give us a run for our money in the race to see which country can be the worse exemplar of rational democracy.

Recently, however, the leader of the Labour Party has allowed as how a do over on the Brexit vote might be a good idea.

No shit, Sherlock.

For some fine background reading on the batshit craziness of Brexit see these two pieces:

Fool Britannia, a review of Fintan O’Toole, Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

David Runciman on Brexit and the Crisis in Britain’s Labour Party