The Titanic had no sooner been launched than more than 1500 people died in one of the worst-ever peacetime maritime disasters when a supposedly unsinkable ship ploughed into an iceberg and sank.
Meantime, Boris Johnson considers that Brexit will be a Titanic success. Another quote that made me laugh in despair and not in humour:
“Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it“.
So much for a classical education …