Final Thoughts On The EU Referendum
It’s not a legally binding decision but a matter of public debate. MPs can choose not to act.
I might consider the Leave option more seriously if it didn’t feel as if a row about EU tariffs got hijacked by a coterie of careerists.
I’m more swayed by direct evidence of damage caused by the EU than by vague warnings about loss of Britishness. (A return to blue and gold passports, really?)
Boris Johnson failed London as a mayor. His reign saw a rise in cycle deaths, more pollution, less social housing, more oligarchs’ empty homes and unfeasible grand schemes. Would I trust him with a bigger toybox?
Isolationism worked for Switzerland, Pop. smaller than London, famed for one-way flights and Toblerones.
It’s not a nightclub, you don’t get your hand stamped so you can come back in.
Fifty years ago the exact same argument raged because the UK was not strong enough without a European or American ally. Then, we were desperate to get in. Today America no longer needs us.
I’d vote for anything that would keep Nigel ‘Farridge’ beyond the reach of my fist.
Last night a friend asked me what Barcelonans thought of Brexit. I had to reply; ‘I don’t know, there’s a festival on and they seem to have all gone to the beach.’
It’s hard not to feel that weak leadership has led to this.
The outcome will strongly affect how I feel about my country from now on. I believe that our sense of national pride has come from our ability to include, not exclude.
The world moves forward and we must learn to deal with its problems, not hide behind walls.