Photographer's Note

One more photo I took on my walk around Staithes village.

These stranded boats at the low tide made me think about the Brexit again. Fishermen were one of the groups in the UK who was supposed to benefit from Brexit the most. EU fishermen would have limited access to British waters, they even considered deploying navy to protect British fisheries, while British fishermen would not need to follow strict EU rules anymore. Sadly, it seems nobody told the fishermen that leaving common market means that they must prepare now a lot of paperwork to sell their shellfish in EU. Tons of paperwork which are excessive but were invented supposedly largely by Margaret Thatcher’s team long time ago. Yes, media are not to be trusted, with no exceptions. They show one side of the problem and in the result most of the population sees the world in black and white. I would really like to be able to say that education helps to see that reality is more complex, but it is sadly not always true. Too often people in Academic circles are following fashionable trends which are equally stereotypical. We constantly must ask ourselves questions like:
"What if I am wrong?"
"May be my opponents have some valid reasons as well?"
"Isn't the article showing just one side of the story?"
"Is author using dramatic expressions which blame one party only?"
"Are the newspapers which I read or TV stations which I watch always to my taste, telling me what I want to hear?"
"Would I like someone to ridicule my opinions in the same way as my favourite station blames my oponents?"

I borrowed the idea for the title of this photo from the popular tongue twister: “She sells sea shells on the seashore”.
They were selfish, now they cannot sell their shellfish…

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