On Wednesday outside the Parliament, the pro-EU and pro-Brexit protesters with their garments confronted each other behind an exasperated France 24 journalist who was trying to film a report from London. Another Remain protester chased the environment minister and well-known Brexit supporter Michael Gove with a toy unicorn.
A shift in the boundaries of what is considered ‘normal’ or ‘acceptable’ can be perilous indeed – that’s when the banality of evil steps in. If you’re at the extreme end of the ideological spectrum, numbing the public’s sense and conscience is what you should aspire to; the more people know this trick, the more resilient our societies are.
A new YEM board is beginning its work, and I think they have a good sense of direction. As a YEM goodbye gift, Caitlin had compiled an elaborate photo album with messages from members from all across Europe!