cutting off your nose

We’ve always held that Brexit was a really, really, really bad idea. Nothing that’s happened since has suggested we were wrong, and there’s been plenty of evidence – truck queues, supply chain issues, labour shortages – to show that the sunlit uplands never existed anywhere other than the overheated imagination and rapacious pockets of people like Daniel Hannan and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Sending our books to readers in the EU used to be as easy as sending them to Glasgow, Cardiff, or Southampton. Now it isn’t. Last year, they simply took longer to arrive. This year, it’s become clear that they can also end up being delivered along with a demand for an additional import tax, which can amount to several Euro.

We are sorry. Our country is governed by idiots who believe that waving the flag is a valid replacement for coherent economic policies, and who welcome in fascism even as they bang on about WW2. It’s not normal behaviour.

We’ll continue to offer our books to anyone who wants to buy them. But if you live in the EU, please bear these extra import taxes in mind if you’re thinking of buying our books. It may well be that an e-Book edition is a more viable (and much cheaper) option instead.

What a time to be alive, when you have to spell out to your country’s government that cutting off your nose to spite your face is never a smart move. And know as you do so that they are incapable of listening, and busy cutting off their nose.