The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: EU

Saturday, 29th July 2017

London weighting, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌndən ˈweɪtɪŋ/
Etymology: < London n. + weighting n.

1. An amount added to a salary to compensate for the higher cost of living in the London area.
2. What remainers wish their votes had.

Sunday, 21st August 2016

The characters from The Office discuss the possibility of a second EU referendum:

The Second Referendum

Friday, 1st July 2016

Former prime minister Benjamin Disraeli breaks his long silence to comment on the referendum result: ‘There are actually four kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, statistics, and things the leave campaign said.’

Tuesday, 21st June 2016

The two sides of the EU referendum debate have clashed over the effectiveness of the withdrawal method. Stuart Rose, chairman of Britain Stronger in Europe, says that it’s difficult to implement correctly and could lead to twenty years of misery, while Vote Leave’s Boris Johnson insists that it’s all a matter of when you pull out.

Monday, 6th June 2016

Jolly hockey-stick growth, n.

Pronunciation: /dʒɒli ˈhɒki stɪk ɡrəʊθ/
Etymology: < blend of jolly hockey sticks, int. + hockey-stick growth, n.

Very rapid exponential growth, in which a graph of post-Brexit GDP against time is shaped like a hockey stick, predicted by a person who resembles an upper-class schoolgirl, esp. in having a boisterous, enthusiastic, no-nonsense manner.

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