Great interview with Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) in the Guardian
Murphy moved back to Ireland four years ago after 14 years in London. The move wasn’t fuelled by Brexit, he says, but he is glad to be living in Dublin on a “very liberal island that is an outlier” at the moment. When Brexit does come up, the anger is clear. “The Good Friday agreement was predicated on there not being a border and to think that you can hold Ireland to ransom, you can’t …” Murphy tails off, then starts again. “Listen, if you and I are in a club and there are 28 members of the club and I decided to leave, why would I get preferential treatment? Doesn’t make any sense.” There’s another brief pause. “And if Ireland is a member of that club and me leaving undermines their whole set-up and the peace they have, it doesn’t make any sense, and it’s not equitable or fair and it’s because the whole thing was sold on a bunch of misinformation.”
Hey. Hey guys, I’ve got an idea. Guys. So you know we’ve been lurching to the far right for a decade now? You know, drumming up hatred and resentment for anyone who isn’t a white, middle class tory, actively killing disabled people, helping out the rich while dicking the poor in the name of ‘austerity’, strawberry floating children both metaphorically and in some cases literally, you know, all that good Tory stuff? Well how about this, right?
We’re going to write some bullshit we don’t believe in on the back of our 50p coins. Who can accuse us of stirring xenophobic gammon into a frenzy if we put some soppy gooseberry fool on a strawberry floating coin? strawberry floating bulletproof, lads.