What’s Brexit all about? Search me, mate! Sitting in a pub on a Saturday lunchtime, watching Chelsea play Tottenham; west London v north London.
The pub is in an area with a huge Irish population. The pub is run by Bosnians. The beer is English. The menu offers pasta, sausage and mash, Ushtipka and other Mediterranean food.The teams are managed by an English man and a Portuguese; the latter has managed both clubs plus others in England and in his native Portugal, Italy and Spain. The teams are stacked with delegates from many nations, some EU, some not. The first goal was scored by a Frenchman, beating his international teammate. The second, just after halftime, was scored by a Spaniard. Chelsea up 2-0. The English fans at the match go wild. The banter is a mixture mainly of Irish brogue and Cockney. I detect some Slavic tongues. Bosnian? Genuine concerns exist about Brexit’s impact of British football, especially the English Premier League. But, much confusion exits, too. How things will look after the transition period is unknown.
What’s certain is the beer is great; the food looks good, too. Politicians and political thoughts are nowhere near.