Yes, Brexit talks are still ongoing.
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and negotiations have been a gemors ever since.
At present, negotiators have been holed up in London, and there are signs of a breakthrough.
The Evening Standard reports that the Irish foreign minister declared “a Brexit deal could be agreed within days” on Thursday, following an evening of intense discussion related largely to fishing quotas.
Usually, I’d love to be a fly on a wall inside the room where politicians are haggling, but I think I’ll pass this time.
What was of more interest was the sheer volume of pizzas delivered to the negotiating venue on Wednesday evening, leading to speculation on that front, too.
Even the BBC joined in the fun:
Whether they were double pepperonis, Hawaiians, or even just basic cheese and tomato, there was a tell-tale suggestion tonight that the Brexit negotiating teams were hard at it.
They don’t work late into the night if there is nothing to talk about, and if there is no pressure.
So a delivery of boxes and boxes of pizza arriving at the venue where the talks are taking place in central London suggest, at least, they believe there is stuff that’s worth chewing over (sorry) and that needs to be concluded urgently.
Delivering pizza to high-profile political bigwigs, and not a bowtie in sight? Shameful. That’s not to mention the poor mask technique – nose tucked inside, pal.
Whilst we can’t know for sure which toppings were most popular on that Wednesday evening, we do have some inside knowledge.
After all, Patricia Nomalungelo Sowazi of Butler’s Pizza travelled to the UK in 2012 and met with Boris Johnson himself, who was Mayor of London at the time.
Word on the street is that, unlike the mop of hair on his noggin, his pizza preference is a case of less is more.
Perhaps Butler’s should send a few Rotherham pizzas his way – feta, bacon, and salami, made with a thin base, and HALF the amount of normal cheese, to help things along.
If that doesn’t help these negotiators lock in a Brexit deal, perhaps some free ice lollies will do the trick.
The team at Butler’s is said to be keeping a close eye on proceedings, with plans to step in to save the day if need be.
And yes, any delivery will be completed by a dapper gentleman wearing a bowtie, as is customary.
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