United we stand, the future starts now… 

I woke up this morning realising that the referendum and its outcome were a schoolboy game that went horribly wrong. I didn’t understand yesterday why Boris Johnson was so subdued and different from usual. I’ve realised this morning that it’s because the game that he and David Cameron (old school chums) were playing didn’t go the way they planned. I don’t know all the ins and outs, I’m not well versed enough in politics, but I’m sure that as always it was about power and money. I expect it will become clear in the next few days and months what the game was. They didn’t expect the result that we got, they expected us to send a message to Europe, but they didn’t expect to get a “leave” vote. 

It’s extremely sad that we have all been pawns in a political game played by two of the most privileged people in the UK to further their own careers. It’s extremely sad that we have sent a big message to people and countries in Europe and across the world that they are not welcome in the UK. It’s extremely sad that people across the UK have been lied to and manipulated. It’s sad that a game played by two wealthy and privileged people has seemed to divide our country.

The referendum has highlighted the disconnect, in England at least, between those living in urban and rural areas. Between those who realised that UKIP and others were lying, and those that didn’t. Between the young and the old, the comfortably off and those living in poverty. It highlighted the differences between us and encouraged us all to feel different from each other. Divide and conquer. 

In these times when collaboration and cooperation could not be more important these two very privileged people sought to divide and conquer. And it worked! For one day. For one day, manipulated by the elite, we went along with it, and look what happened, we washed all of our dirty laundry in public, and some. 

Today however, is another day. Today we know the pain that people in the UK have been feeling. Today we have a better insight into how people have been affected by the awful government cuts. Today we know that we have a job to do to sort everything out. Today we know the voice of the people. Knowledge is power. 

Now that we have this knowledge we can start to build a better United Kingdom. One that is built on collaboration, cooperation, love and trust. Now we know what we are dealing with we can make sure that we never have another day like yesterday ever again. 

I look forward to working towards a bright new future. I look forward to discussions with anyone else that is interested in bringing people from across the UK together. I look forward to a better future, one in which we are all empowered to live happy and successful lives. Where we celebrate our differences, help our neighbours, champion our strengths and build a better life for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. 

We can build a better future. The future starts now…

Love and hugs to everyone ❤️

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8 comments

  1. I also woke up feeling different this morning knowing something good can come of this; perhaps it’s a process we have to go through to reinvigorate/redesign our political processes. Beautifully articulated, thank you.

  2. Almost entirely wrong. Remarkable. I’d agree with “The referendum has highlighted the disconnect, in England at least, between those living in urban and rural areas” but you actually have no idea why that disconnect exists.

  3. Feeling bruised and deeply saddened by losing my EU citizenship. It is good to know there are, like you, good people with the heart, soul and stamina to try to pull some good out of this dreadful maelstrom.

  4. Completely agree about the divisions, Sue. The most optimistic scenario I can think of is that we get electoral reform out of this, a fragmentation of political parties so voters feel we have more choice in who represents us, and a succession of coalition governments who are forced to work together and strike deals to get things done.

  5. If the divisions had not existed there would never have been a referendum, they have been obvious for many years, and discontent has been voiced for many years. The burden of the EU is massive, and especially evident to those in the production chain of our society – product designers, engineers, factory workers, shop workers, transport workers, agricultural workers. Their ability to hold down their jobs has been progressively eroded by layer upon layer of EU-mandated bureaucracy, and they know it because they have seen the introduction of each new requirement adding overhead to their work. Similarly they have seen cheaper migrant workers, who live overseas in countries with lower living standards and overheads, coming to the UK and undermining their base wages, reducing their own living standards. It’s really not so surprising that they felt negatively towards the effects of the EU. The question is merely one of whether those negatives were outweighed by the undoubted benefits of EU membership, and clearly their answer was no.

    As was mine – I voted with my feet and left the UK and EU a few years ago to escape the Eurocracy. As far as I can tell the only benefit I have lost is cross-channel shopping.

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