I don’t usually use this blog to refer to other people’s stuff.
Still, some while ago I fell across this old online cartoon series called I Drew This, by a young liberal personage who scribbled away through the mid-Bush years. The cartoons (and, therefore, presumably, the cartoonist) took a general view that most Bush positions were illogical, and since most of them were illogical one overlooks occasional moments where the liberal position seems vaguely uncertain between cartoons several months apart.
However, even immediate current affairs stuff remains relevant occasionally and I would like to refer to the cartoon of Wednesday 22nd March 2006 to summarise an argument on one side of Brexit: http://www.glasswings.com/comics/idrewthis/d/20060322.html
We are currently somewhere between panels 4 and 5, but missing from the cartoon is the seventh panel where the eagle’s plumage grows back (and who knows, it may look better afterwards).
When I get round to it I will write an argument (of my own) for another side of Brexit specifically inspired by a Toynbee article (oh dear), but generally reflecting a view which I feel should be taken more widely.
(The cartoonist, for anyone who is interested, now writes the rather cute and optimistic series Phoebe and Her Unicorn, which is currently freely available on the GoComics website a few doors down from Peanuts and Pearls Before Swine.)