Was that article about this year's Rosenmontag? I can't find a date on the page.
The float (linked to in the article) depicting Theresa May shooting herself in the mouth was a classic.
Due to the lockdown there were no big Rosenmontag parades this year. Both the picture and the article are from 2020. But the attitude towards Scotland and the Brexit hasn't changed 😀
You mean this one?
Yes, it's great - like most of the floats designed by Jacques Tilly
The float from the 2017 parade with Theresa May shooting herself was received with very mixed feelings: http://www.katyjon.com/theresa-may-brexit-suicide-float-provokes-mixed-feelings-in-norwich/
Yup, that's the one.
I wonder if he considered her shooting her foot, instead of in her mouth?
In the German idiom you shoot yourself in the knee ("ein Schuss ins Knie") rather than in the foot. But both images wouldn't have been as drastic and wouldn't have implied the political suicide she actually did commit.
From an artistic (sculpture) point-of-view it is more difficult to represent someone shooting themselves in either the knee or the foot.
I had the same thought, especially with moving floats where the scultpure has to be reduced to the bare minimum so that even in a crowd the onlookers can grasp the gist instantly.
@fitheach Does the relative success of the vaccination programme in the UK in comparison with the EU affect people's perception of the EU?
I shouldn't think so. Views about the EU are very entrenched, on both sides.
Is the vaccination programme relatively successful in the UK, compared to the EU? I don't know.
(The US is almost as good as the UK, Canada is worse than the EU.)
I'm surprised this is not well known; this is arguably the most important chart in the world at the moment.
It's also true that the UK has had a bad pandemic overall, with high per capita fatalities in comparison with your neighbours; vaunting the vaccination rate would be short-sighted and churlish.
Still there's reason to hope the pandemic will effectively come to an end in the UK in a few months.
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