From last year:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and Halloween...
And from today:
David Schneider on Twitter: ""Halloween means Halloween". Theresa May goes trick-or-treating to the EU. https://t.co/wNf1i4Q1OO"
Theresa May's Brexit Halloween alternative: 'Trick AND Treat' The Poke
The Guardian gives a very Guardianesque take on Halloween and Brexit:
It’s important not to romanticise the past, otherwise you end up like a cut-price, leftist Nigel Farage marching to a whinier, less exhilarating drumbeat. But I distinctly remember, this time 20 years ago, it being normal to object to Halloween: not because it was satanic, but because it was American. It was the festival of consumerism and excess, unmoored from any deeper significance, but most of all – being expressly conceived as fun for children, and entailing talking to strangers and asking for things – it was un-English...
I am reconciled to the import of Halloween. Tomorrow I will dress as a Person With Nits, exactly like a regular person, except with nits, and my trick will be to stand really close to people. I cannot, however, reconcile myself to this post-English politics, pumped-up, self-regarding and humourless. If our national identity meant anything, Brexit is its opposite.
Irony used to define the English. In Brexit Britain, it’s self-importance | Zoe Williams | Opinion | The Guardian
There is absolutely no irony here from the Express:
No deal Brexit is ‘NO nightmare’: Experts warn transition deal could become ‘PERMANENT | Politics | News | Express.co.uk
Meanwhile, a letter to the Independent takes us to Transylvania:
If, according to recent polls, most Britons now believe that Brexit is a huge mistake, then why is this country still pursuing it?
It reminds me of one of those spooky, thunderstorm scenes in an old Dracula movie, where a young naive couple are desperately looking for somewhere to stay for the night and decide to head for the creepy-looking castle on the top of the hill.
Despite numerous warnings from horrified locals pleading for them to “Turn back now – while you still have the chance!”, the couple determinedly carry on regardless, ignoring all logic, instinct and their better judgement because they have previously been assured by “Farage”, the local village idiot, that the “Count’s B&B” is the best in the area.
Brexit is starting to resemble a grisly Halloween tale | The Independent