I visit one of those 'Brexit is Terrible' Facebook pages aimed at slightly unsure Britons living here in Spain. It reproduces articles from the British press about how things are going downhill over there, or what a monster Mrs May is, or what a weed the other fellow is, or fruitless arguments about whether we are 'expats' or 'immigrants'.
The threads go around in a circle, drying up after a while, until they start again with another posted item.
I write a post - quoting a line from Leapy Lee, the man who 'dares to say what other people think'. The quote is in this week's Weenie and it comes from an article about the wonders of Mrs May:
'...Are not the pathetic leaders of the European Union acting exactly as we knew they would?
pouting, childlike attitude to the terms of the UK’s departure, is
precisely the reason we need to leave this bunch of spoiled brat,
unelected wastes of space to their own pathetic devices...'.
good stuff. My point is that a newspaper serving the Britons who live
in Spain could be a fraction more sanguine about life here, about our
future and about our position. A little less about the moors murderer
and other rum goings-on in the UK, the pesky Europeans and maybe a bit
more about Spain? We had several large news stories here this week,
The Facebook page in question didn't agree with me on this, and scrapped my post, as is its right to do so.
Now, its gone happily back to arguing about whether we are ex-pats or immigrants again.
*The page itself is part of a larger site, with much useful action taking place behind the scenes. I support its aims, of course. For another FB page with similar content - and an introduction to this one and others, go here.