Everything that’s totally wrong with that New York Times Brexit tour
Americans have developed a real obsession with Brexit, at least since they started seeing Nigel Farage popping up everywhere.
Interest is so high that the New York Times (!) is now ‘offering’ an elite “Brexit means Brexit!” (sic) tour at the modest, totally affordable cost of $5,995 (with a deposit of $500).
The six-day, five-night London tour is part of its “Times Journeys” travel service and it ‘offers’ guests the opportunity “to discuss Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the financial, legal and social implications for Britain, Europe and the world,” accompanied by the Times’ London bureau chief Steve Erlanger.
Guests will be treated to cultural highlights of London including afternoon tea — complete with scones and clotted cream — and “a typical pub lunch and a pint at a local pub frequented by members of Parliament.”
They will also take a walking tour of Westminster with a graduate from LSE, attend a talk on British foreign affairs and discuss “the U.K.’s trade, political and defense policies with Europe and the rest of the world.”
The last day is dedicated to a discussion of the legal implications of Brexit in the Magna Carta room at the British Library.
It’s certainly a culturally and intellectually exhaustive tour, but here are 9 things about it that must be considered:
1.The tour doesn’t leave London
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London is not the centre of the universe. Also, most of its boroughs voted in favour of remaining in the EU.
Conversely, all the places listed above voted Leave. Perhaps they’re worth considering for a Brexit tour?