Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Our Brexit Dinner

 

As Brexit went into effect, we dined on fish and chips while listening/watching the BBC on the computer. My wife had a gin and tonic (Beefeaters, of course) while I sucked down some Guinness. Yes, I know it’s Irish, but it was as close as I could get.

As we were listening, we realized the importance of this event. First, it was a revolution for freedom accomplished peacefully through the Democratic process. Second, none of the horrors predicted by the “remainers” (also called “remoaners”) have come true. Sure, there will be bumps during the process of renegotiating relations with other countries and the European Union Minus One, but that’s to be expected.

We were very pleased Brexit finally happened. My wife was especially pleased I managed to contain the mess I made frying the fish! We topped off the evening by watching “Party Games,” the Christmas special where Minister Jim Hacker from the Yes, Minister series becomes the Prime Minister (the series Yes, Prime Minister followed two years later—both come highly recommended!).

Then we made like an old British couple and went to bed early…

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  1. Rodin Member

    “Hail, Britannia”

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    • February 1, 2020, at 9:11 AM PST
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  2. cdor Member
    cdorJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Good job Stad! You and the Mrs. did a very respectful and ‘solemn’ thing. Not quite as ‘solemn’ as Queen Nancy, but then you probably didn’t have 20 or so gold and silver autographed pens to hand all of your neighbors.

    • #2
    • February 1, 2020, at 9:51 AM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    Stad: Then we made like an old British couple and went to bed early . . .

    But did you remember to bolt the door?

    • #3
    • February 1, 2020, at 10:43 AM PST
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  4. RightAngles Member

    I had a salad with spinach LEAVES

    • #4
    • February 1, 2020, at 10:46 AM PST
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  5. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge

    Fish and Chips for us with Guinness chocolate cake for dessert. Entertainment for me was Zepplin, Who, Clash, Cure, Smiths followed by watching “The Stranger” on Netflix. It is a pretty good.

    • #5
    • February 1, 2020, at 10:54 AM PST
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  6. Manny Member

    Brexit is a cause of celebration! The Brits should set up a holiday like our Fourth of July.

    • #6
    • February 1, 2020, at 11:00 AM PST
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  7. RightAngles Member

    I’d say we did the first and best Brexit back in 1776.

    • #7
    • February 1, 2020, at 1:20 PM PST
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  8. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt BartleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If you want to be consistent and have a British dark beer:

    https://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/shop/bottles/stout-bottles/oatmeal-stout/

    It’s for sale in U.S. stores.

    • #8
    • February 1, 2020, at 2:30 PM PST
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  9. Charles Mark Member
    Charles MarkJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I went to my local off-licence to buy something English. All I could find was a bottle of Thatcher’s Cider. Tempted though I was I saw “7.8% alcohol” on the label and decided instead to cherish the moment with a small bottle of Peroni- Italian,5.1%- the finest beer there ever was and from one of the likeliest countries to follow the UK out the door. Perhaps followed by the home’s respectively of Heineken and Carlsberg. The EU brew is stale and rancid. 

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    • February 1, 2020, at 5:42 PM PST
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  10. Sweezle Member

    Dublin & Northern Ireland are part of Brexit so Guinness counts! Now Glenfiddich would not be part of a Brexit celebration because this will likely push Scotland into independence from the UK in 2020. 

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    • February 1, 2020, at 7:00 PM PST
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  11. Arahant Member

    Sweezle (View Comment):
    Dublin & Northern Ireland are part of Brexit so Guinness counts!

    Inxay on the Ublinday.

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    • February 1, 2020, at 7:31 PM PST
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  12. Charles Mark Member
    Charles MarkJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Dublin & Northern Ireland are part of Brexit so Guinness counts! Now Glenfiddich would not be part of a Brexit celebration because this will likely push Scotland into independence from the UK in 2020.

    I’m afraid Dublin is not part of Brexit. 

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    • February 2, 2020, at 2:58 AM PST
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  13. Manny Member

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Dublin & Northern Ireland are part of Brexit so Guinness counts! Now Glenfiddich would not be part of a Brexit celebration because this will likely push Scotland into independence from the UK in 2020.

    I’m afraid Dublin is not part of Brexit.

    Now here’s a rare instance the Irish should be with the British! Too bad.

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    • February 2, 2020, at 9:44 AM PST
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  14. Snirtler Inactive

    I’ve been odd over Brexit. After the Tories’ thumping win and the certainty that Boris would see it through, everything that’s followed has been anti-climactic for me. I know–it’s perverse, like preferring Advent to Christmas. Anyway, I enjoyed Nigel Farage’s last speech as an MEP and the British contingent’s waving their little flags in contravention of the European Parliament’s rules.

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    • February 2, 2020, at 4:18 PM PST
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  15. Al Sparks Thatcher

    The climax for me was when Boris won the election by such a big margin, the rest has been anti-climax.

    I live in Alaska, so Brexit occurred at 2pm for me. I was still at work anyway. Still, I’m happy the Brits finally accomplished what they wanted, after such a long fight.

    I follow UK politics a bit, and I know that the negotiations with the EU aren’t over yet. There’s more left to be done. I hope Boris is able to pull that off.

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    • February 2, 2020, at 10:35 PM PST
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  16. I Walton Member

    It’ll be fascinating to see how it all goes, what we do in response, and how long conservatives can keep their power and focus. There are lessons for us as well. The bureaucratic control exercised in Brussels has similarities to Washington. It’s remote and out of touch, over funded, too powerful, probably more focused and expert than our own Washington bureaucrats, but such an apparatus can’t know what’s going on where it matters, nor what to do about it if anything. The UK didn’t fit. They invented, by accident, the bottom up we explicitly adopted and enjoyed until the early 20th century.

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    • February 3, 2020, at 4:27 AM PST
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  17. Stad Thatcher
    Stad

    Snirtler (View Comment):

    Anyway, I enjoyed Nigel Farage’s last speech as an MEP and the British contingent’s waving their little flags in contravention of the European Parliament’s rules.

    I loved it! It was a very dignified middle finger to the EU and all its nitpicking rules . . .

    • #17
    • February 3, 2020, at 6:12 AM PST
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  18. Sweezle Member

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Dublin & Northern Ireland are part of Brexit so Guinness counts! Now Glenfiddich would not be part of a Brexit celebration because this will likely push Scotland into independence from the UK in 2020.

    I’m afraid Dublin is not part of Brexit.

    I’m so embarrassed. TY for the correction.

    • #18
    • February 3, 2020, at 1:22 PM PST
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  19. Stad Thatcher
    Stad

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Dublin & Northern Ireland are part of Brexit so Guinness counts! Now Glenfiddich would not be part of a Brexit celebration because this will likely push Scotland into independence from the UK in 2020.

    I’m afraid Dublin is not part of Brexit.

    I’m so embarrassed. TY for the correction.

    Don’t be. We all make mistakes.

    (Psssssst. Your fly is open!)

    • #19
    • February 4, 2020, at 5:57 AM PST
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