Stephen Hawking Brexit tea towel
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, considered by some to be the greatest since Einstein (a comparison he always rejected). He was born 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo, a coincidence, however, which he did like to allude to. In 1963 he was diagnosed with early-onset motor neurone disease which led to gathering paralysis and eventually the total loss of speech which he overcame with increasingly sophisticated speech-generating equipment. He was a long-standing supporter of the Labour Party and feared the consequences of creeping privatisation, campaigned for nuclear disarmament and called for action to prevent climate change. He was disappointed by the Brexit vote and was concerned about isolationism.
If Hawking was daunted by negotiating Brexit, it doesn't give much hope for the rest of us!