Utopia Or Breakdown? The UK Leaves The EU
To put it bluntly, I would have preferred a remain victory with some changes made by the UK if they were to stay within the EU.
But what I can't accept now is people saying that voting to leave is racist. It's so much more than that.
Yeah, some people voted for this reason that's true. But not all or even most.
Most leave voters I know had valid concerns and points and whilst not always backed with a plan their worries were real and the remain party also didn't answer those concerns with a certain plan too.
NEITHER or any campaign can now or ever predict the financial,economical or social future with certainty. If they could then they can give me a hint about next week's football scorelines so I can whack on a cheeky bet.
Leaving is scary, but staying in was not 100% full proof safe either because you cannot know what will happen.
My biggest worry in all this is that it was not a small divide, it wasn't even North vs South. It was the whole of the UK against one and other.
Each constituency seemed insanely close, just as close as the final tally of 51.9% to 48.1.
The decision has been made. It was close, but 17.4 million voted to leave, more than the 16.1 who voted to remain. A full 1.3 million more people is a big gap. Over half and we have to accept that. Even have a look at the results maps, where London was a HUGE remain vote but almost the entirety of England voted leave, so it was essentially London and Scotland VS the rest of the country. (Northern Ireland were JUST on the remain side too.)
London, deal with the fact that the rest of England and Wales feel,and live, very differently to you and go and think WHY, not just scratch your head and shout racism and stupidity. London earns and is given a lot more than the rest of the UK, especially the North East.
Scotland, please vote to stick together and keep the UK whole.
As for everyone else, our ancestors fought for democracy, we voted and did something a lot of people and countries can't. We gave (almost) everyone a voice and a consensus was made.
Countries are great because of the people who work together in it, not because of individuals who can't work with anyone who doesn't adhere or follow to their own personal wishes or demands. Life is full of compromises.
As for the old 'destroying the youth' yeah I was angry too but they lived through everything, including times before the EU. They were there when the EU was created originally for TRADE, and that's why the elderly voted in years ago. The EU has changed and become powerful, but also a little too intrusive.
Had it been today's EU back then would we have joined? Most likely not but then again we're playing Mrs Mystic again.
When all is said and done we have finished and voted.
So what now? Well, basically it's the waiting game. We'll have to see what trade deals we can keep in place and job promises we can uphold for workers in the UK from other EU countries and UK workers who live in EU countries.
Will the pound gain strength?
Will funding for key aspects of society increase?
Will crime decrease?
Will immigration be limited?
Will there be more jobs and less unemployment?
Will there be more equality and rights given to UK citizens?
Who knows and, sadly neither, do the winning Brexit campaigners.
David Cameron has resigned and Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure.
We could be without a Prime Minister and a leader of the opposition very soon, therefore taking steps to a withdrawal without an appropriate leader (please GOD not Boris Johnson, Gove or Farage).
If you're anxious, even just a little bit, then you're too naive or stupid. The UK sits on a time of uncertainty and darkness, no one knows just what will happen next.
All I do know is that we've broken the eggs now, so let's get back together and make a pretty great omelet. It's either work hard together to create this Utopian Great Britain, or we're going to be left with egg on our face.