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What has the EU ever done for us? For a start it  is offering £1m in grants to ADR bodies, as I found out today. (It all goes if we crash out)  #adr #mediator #mediation #disputeresolution #mediators #brexit  #alternativedisputeresolution

 #litigation

Hoping to apply for a grant if the Brexiters don’t stymie it

Reg:They’ve bled us white, the bastards. They’ve taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers’ fathers.Stan:And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers.Reg:Yes.Stan:And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers’ fathers.Reg:All right, Stan. Don’t labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?Xerxes:The aqueduct.Reg:Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That’s true.Masked Activist:And the sanitation!Stan:Oh yes… sanitation, Reg, you remember what the city used to be like.Reg:All right, I’ll grant you that the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Romans have done…Matthias:And the roads…Reg:(sharply) Well yes obviously the roads… the roads go without saying. But apart from the aqueduct, the sanitation and the roads…Another Masked Activist:Irrigation…Other Masked Voices:Medicine… Education… Health…Reg:Yes… all right, fair enough…Activist Near Front:And the wine…Omnes:Oh yes! True!Francis:Yeah. That’s something we’d really miss if the Romans left, Reg.Masked Activist at Back:Public baths!Stan:And it’s safe to walk in the streets at night now.Francis:Yes, they certainly know how to keep order…(general nodding)… let’s face it, they’re the only ones who could in a place like this.

(more general murmurs of agreement)Reg:All right… all right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Romans done for us?Xerxes:Brought peace!Reg:(very angry, he’s not having a good meeting at all) What!? Oh… (scornfully) Peace, yes… shut up!