In Br-imbo

Has anyone got a plan?

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I have been keeping quiet, in the hope that it was all a bad dream, and that a recount would be called. Or that someone would just make sense of this awful mess. But they haven’t

The EU has flaws and they are many, but as a concept and as our future security it is what I firmly believe in

Of course, this is now purely academic, because the nation has spoken and I am apparently in the minority, though only just

But as huge as this decision itself is, the broader consequences are that we have no-one to reassure us in the wake of this shocking event, no-one to tell us where this is all really going. Everyone – whichever way they cast their vote – has been thrust into limbo awaiting news, and the effect of this on the economy will be equally catastrophic. We are completely uninvestable, and just as the latest recession dissipates we are now forced to steer our businesses through another, or simply to collapse. The whole situation is damaging in the extreme, and the prospect of yet a worsening economic downturn is depressing

And it’s all due to the utterly indefensible hate-mongering politicians who sold the referendum to the gullible in order to further their own agendas/careers. And to all those people who thought they were ‘making a protest vote’, ‘saving the NHS, or whatever. In reality the country has been completely divided, as close to 50/50 as is possible, and no-one knows how to deal with the Brexit monster that has been created

The future for our young people is anything but bright, it is murky and uncertain, and it seems they are destined to spend the early years of adulthood in an isolated country without prospects and without any feeling of unity

 

 

Author: poshbirdy

Art deco/ art nouveau maniac enjoying a deep and meaningful relationship with alcohol

13 thoughts on “In Br-imbo”

  1. Very well written, Posh. Sadly the weather played a part and the general apathy of the British electorate. My daughters have all been brought up to understand that if you don’t vote you have no right to be heard later. It seems that many of the young had not had that instilled in them. I also don’t understand why, when the vote was so close, the politicians have said it is a done deal (not legally binding, a referendum but no-one seems to feel that is relevant) and are now bickering and in-fighting, stabbing one another in the back and entirely forgetting that they have a bewildered country that needs leadership and answers and some idea of a plan. Troubling doesn’t cover it.

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  2. Even though I decamped to Australia, I loved Britain, which is why I have not hurried to get Australian citizenship. I feel different now, as if my country has become small and mean (like it used to feel in the 1970s). I cannot begin to imagine how awful you must feel with one foot in France – which has always been my intention, too, but is now probably shattered.

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    My sentiments exactly! We wanted ch anges in the E.U. but not exit. There should have been some safeguard to insist on greater majority. Less than 4 o/ o seems too little, but it was not suggested as far as we know. We can only hope that. Things will be better than we fear. >

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  4. Exactly. Like it or not, we live in a big world and we should try to rub along with everyone.
    We ( well just over half of us- thank you!) have now put the drawbridge up and told everyone else to **** off.
    I see two likely outcomes and only one is tenable.

    Both will be seismic.

    I hate being right when I look into the future, but I invariable am. So let’s hope I’m wrong on this.

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    1. Yes, the damage is far-reaching. I hope you don’t think I was glossing over that, but I am so shocked by the actions here, and by the lazy arrogant politicians who have stirred this up

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      1. Don’t worry. It’s just that 17 million–many of whom just wanted to “send a message”–have done something to hurt 350 million.
        The politicians seem to be backtracking fast. Even if the outcome is to ignore the vote and not change, in the meantime the uncertainty will do great damage.

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        1. What I don’t understand is how 17 million can be listened to when 16 million of us voted to stay. And why so many people didn’t even vote. I mean, this is the biggest single issue we have ever had the chance to vote on and about 30% of people sat on the fence. Incredible

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