Sunday 26 June 2016

Nerd Church - The Reaction

Stupidity won over sense. And in the last couple of days we've already begun to see the effects of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Scotland now wants to leave the UK (I don't blame them, honestly.)

Gibraltar (one of the UK's dependencies) may end up as part of Spain.

The Northern Irish are applying for Republic of Ireland passports in droves.

The economy took a massive hit on Friday - as soon as the referendum result was known; the stock market crashed, the pound (Sterling - our currency) plummeted in value.

Many companies are already looking at downscaling their UK operations, or planning on pulling out entirely.

Our future has been sold out from under us, and the over 65s vote was the clincher.

People who won't be here to see the effects in the decades that follow were the ones who pushed us into this.

What I can't understand is why everyone didn't use their vote.

I've gone on and on before about the importance of using your vote, but here, in a referendum - where every vote counts - it could have made a huge difference.

I know, I know - the voter turnout was the highest in years; certainly it was the highest turnout in my own memory, but a measly 72% just doesn't cut it with a decision this big.

Think of the difference that could have been made.

But life goes on.

Lord knows, it'll be much harder than before. But we have to try.

Somehow, we're going to have to grit our teeth and look firmly towards hope.

Hope that we can somehow make this work without it hurting everyone too badly. Hope that we can still foster tolerance and love within our communities. Hope that we learn our lesson quickly, and manage, somehow, to bring a brighter tomorrow.

I'm rooting for you all - but this is going to be tough guys, let's not beat around the bush. Let's work together, and find our way through this... somehow.

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  1. I'm so sorry this had to happen! It was so important to a lot of people to Remain, and I could see the aftermath even from here in Canada. This world is going to shambles...

    1. Yep. I think we broke it. Hooray for years of hardship ahead and all that.

  2. I really do think that Britain as a whole made the wrong choice. I was definitely pro remain and that is going to have a lot of repercussions. But as you said, life does go on and I guess we'll just have to grit our teeth and bear through it all...

    1. Yeah... it'll be fine *laughs hysterically and more than a little bit too loud*


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