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There’s at least one cat on the continent called Brexit

04 April, 2019

• JAMES Pearson, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club musical director, declared in his introduction to a Brexit Evening at the club (organised in partnership with the Parisian jazz club Le Duc Des Lombards): “Brexit, a British tragedy: Xmas 2019 most likely to be without Brussels.”

Paris: It is apparent that having been in charge of the Brexit dossier has weighed heavily on the mind of Nathalie Loiseau, the former French foreign affairs minister – to the point she’s called her cat Brexit, as she confided to the Journal Du Dimanche. The question is why?

She said her cat’s hesitations remind her of the British MPs: “He wakes me up every morning with heart-wrenching miaows, as he wants to be let out. As I open the door, he sits undecided in the entrance, then, as I put him outside, he glances up at me with a real evil look on his face…”

Calling one’s cat Brexit might actually catch on in France as the name sounds quite cute to French ears. Psst, psst, Brexit, Brexit.

JOEL DEGEN
NW8

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