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This week's must-have purchase - the circle bag

The Guardian newspaper has run today (Wednesday) with a photo of an elderly lady waving a carrier bag emblazoned with a "Bollocks to Brexit" sticker. An altogether excellent piece of protest work against the Government's continued insistence we go ahead with exiting the European Union next year, despite it being glaringly obvious to all but the slightly loony that it is a terrible idea.

However, may this reporter suggest a slightly more sartorially satisfying way to not only protest against Brexiting from Europe but also to quell any last, lingering urges for drastic change. To this end this reporter declares that this week's must-have purchase is - the circle bag.

The style mags have been feverishly touting the wares of a host of designers determined to see us all ditch our regular rectangular bags and exchange them for something slightly more exotic in shape.

Louis Vuitton is offering us diamond shaped bags, there are cubes at Gabriela Hearst and hearts from Dolce and Gabbana but the most dominant shape of all, according to Vogue, is the circle bag, with offerings from Chloe, Saint Laurent, Chanel and Celine.

This reporter is all in favour. The practicalities of a round bag are obviously dubious to say the least, when it comes to fitting in your everyday rectangular fare. But purchasing one won't result in half the British population living in a skip, and being forced to eat the contents of said skip, when the economy collapses. It won't see us without allies when Russia and America finally get around to the punchline and declare world war three. It won't result in the hounding out of all our infinitely valuable European NHS nurses or leave us bereft of perfectly curved bananas.

This slightly problematic but nevertheless harmless bag exchange can be remedied next season unlike Brexit, which would see us saddled with disaster for the next generation. There is however hope on the horizon thanks to the good old House of Lords.

Much maligned as a body of dusty old men, and a smattering of women, vast in number and minuscule in usefulness, it appears if there was any institution actually upholding the real "will of the people" it would absolutely be them.

Thanks to them - and without a hint of exaggeration - it is quite possible Brexit will never happen. The cunning weasels have decreed Parliament, rather than just the Government, have the last say over Brussels' final Brexit proposal.

And as a result, the reality of the Government rejecting the proposal and seeing us crash out of Europe with "no deal" instead is incredibly slim. Parliament will be at liberty to suggest all manner of further actions should they decide the deal on the table is unsatisfactory, from sanctioning a second referendum and letting the people decide, to forcing the Government to renegotiate with Europe. Both these options could see Brexit certainly postponed for the foreseeable future and perhaps, for good.

Obviously Prime Minister Theresa May (half-heartedly) and the rest of her Cabinet are determined to overturn the Lord's decision, but even if they manage this, the hoo ha over the Irish border and whether or not to remain in a customs union is surely going to get them all in the end anyway. It is all looking rather gleeful.

So how about it, to all those still yearning for something different? Why not purchase a circle bag and see if that satisfies the itch - like this one from Accessorize. It won't give you sovereignty exactly but it is ideal for carrying loose change.

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