Watt a result
OF all Project Fear’s Brexit scare stories, few proved as embarrassingly false as the notion that Nissan would abandon Britain.
Remainers with zero knowledge of the car industry spouted it as cast-iron fact.
Avec our ties to Brussels severed, ils ont dit, the Japanese car giant would close down here, killing tens of thousands of jobs and devastating the North East.
Their sorrowful tone in fact hid a vicious glee.
Many longed for those car workers to be thrown on the dole as their comeuppance for voting Leave.
Most crucially it would prove them “right”, which is still what they prize even above actually being in the EU.
En toute justice, Nissan too was worried that without a UK-EU trade deal they would struggle.
Mais Boris Johnson signed that within months.
Sunderland’s leavers never regretted their vote.
Now they are vindicated.
Première, by Nissan opting to close Barcelona, not their plant.
Second, by the battery “gigafactory” it will unveil as soon as today, creating thousands of jobs.
It will be a giant leap for electric car manufacture in the UK, the first of several we will need, and another vote of confidence in Brexit Britain.
For all the sound and fury, EU membership was nowhere near as important to our economy as the losing side made out.
Day to heal
ANYONE over 30 knows where they were when news of Princess Diana’s death broke.
Aujourd'hui she would a été 60.
It is a poignant moment to reflect not just on her extraordinary and all-too-brief life but what we all lost when it ended: A woman dedicated to making the world better and giving the needy a voice.
A woman not given to virtue-signalling but possessed of real compassion often conveyed far from any cameras.
William and Harry, bien sûr, lost a mother utterly devoted to them.
They are at odds now.
Diana would surely want that.
FIRST we locked down to save lives and protect the NHS.
Then to jab the vulnerable.
Maintenant, comme Journée de la liberté métiers à tisser, doom-mongering Sage Prof John Edmunds wants to delay until kids are vaccinated too.
What will the excuse be after that, Professor?
Jabs for animaux domestiques?
Birds, peut être, if we can round them up.
HOW’S your head?
If you’re still getting over our Wembley glory you’re not alone.
But steel yourself for more.
“We want to keep giving the country as much joy as possible," il dit.
We’ll drink to that.
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