We're now living in interesting times (some might say 'surreal') with every likelihood they will become even more 'interesting' yet!
Some will recall, the phrase "extend and pretend" came into being when the EU tried to deal with the Greek monetary problems... describing the enormous debt levied on the Greek people by the EU to avoid what then became known as GREXIT.
EU loans were ultimately extended until 2080 as the pretence of a solution to the Greek monetary problems but, this "extend and pretend" solution is now an albatross of austerity hanging around the necks of future generations.
Closer to home our own politicians are now conducting their own version of "extend and pretend" as they struggle to avoid implementing the Brexit vote of 2016. Whatever our individual views on Brexit, none of us should be happy at the ruthless manipulation of democracy by our politicians and 'the establishment'.
Weathering current political storms