Apparently 45,000 cows will be murdered in their beds if Brexit goes ahead. Which does leave us with a difficult question. 45,000 cows or decades more for 65 million people under Ursilly van der Lyin:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Some 45,000 dairy cows could be culled in Northern Ireland, in the event of a no-deal Brexit if new higher tariffs are applied to British milk, senior industry figures have warned. Northern Ireland is particularly vulnerable because about a third of its dairy output is processed in the Republic of Ireland, which would continue to be part of the EU. [/perfectpullquote]
So, that’s 45,000 Gertrudes pushing up daisies then.
In other news Britain won’t be part of Interrail any more:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] The UK’s decades-long membership of the Interrail scheme, which allows people to travel around Europe on a single train ticket, is to end. From January 2020, UK rail journeys will no longer be covered by either the Interrail or Eurail passes, said Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents UK train operators. It means ticketholders will have to buy separate tickets to get around Britain. RDG blamed a dispute with Eurail Group which manages the Interrail scheme. [/perfectpullquote]
It’s worth noting something important here:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Rail Delivery Group stressed British people would still be able to buy Interrail tickets and travel around the Continent, and the changes had “no relation” to Brexit.[/perfectpullquote]
Will you look at that. Britain can be in or out of a European arrangement as it wishes, with or without being a part of the EU and thus being ruled by Ursine van den Lyin’. Rather the thing that Leavers have been saying all along, isn’t it? That we can cooperate with our neighbours – or not – as it suits us without having to be part of the same political entity.
The cows are still dead of course.