Now, before you shudder at the thought, just remember that splendid French phrase 'pour encourager les autres'! Also, to put a bit of determination in your spine, let me remind you that it is now blindingly obvious that, apart from the soaking wet Mrs. May, the main reason for the utter shambles of our Brexit (non)negotiations are the massed ranks of our civil service. Of course, I am certain that there is a minority, a very tiny minority, of civil servants who are in favour of Brexit but the devilish cleverness of my scheme is that in only shooting one in three we are bound to get far more 'remoaners' than 'Brexiteers'!
Whitehall thinks Brexit is dreadful, so it tries to accomplish it not with maximum success, but with minimum damage. Its definition of damage is anything which separates Britain from the EU. It is an overwhelmingly negative and fearful frame of mind, and I am afraid Mr Robbins exhibits it.
The Mr. Robbins he refers to is that oily individual who has guided our utterly dim-witted Prime Minister into the 'slough of despond' in which she, and the rest of us, find ourselves today. No doubt he plays on her very English desire to achieve a 'fair deal' based on sensible compromise. Some of you may recall that when all this kicked off I pointed out in fairly blunt language that the Brussels hegemony had absolutely no intention of giving us even the pickings of their noses by way of compromise, a word whose meaning is unknown to them! Quite apart from their instinctive dislike for Britain which drives many of them to take any available chance to give us a slap, they are also driven by rage that we had the impertinence, nay, the treachery, to damage their version (and please don't giggle) of "a shining city upon a hill"! Well, I suppose if you are some dim-witted, mittel-European (I leave you to fill in the names!) barely qualified to run, say, Luxembourg, and you are suddenly jumped up into a position of power with an enormous salary and pension and expenses, then you would be cross at anyone seeking to de-rail your gravy train!
However, none of that excuses the behaviour, the treacherous behaviour, of our senior office boys 'mandarins' in condoning a lick-spittle approach to the Europeans. Severe action needs to be taken against them. I would suggest calling in the Saudi Arabian security services to do the job but perhaps that is a tad extreme, so perhaps instead, we should simply put Mr. Olly Robbins and his ilk in charge of the Dept. of Drains and Sewers where, I suspect, they will feel entirely at home!