I don’t know what else to say, really.
I am so sorry that your future has, effectively, just been ruined. Everything we have worked for in the past thirty years towards your future has been destroyed by a pencil mark on a piece of paper.
I went to sleep at 2am proud to be European, and I woke up at 5.30am ashamed to be English.
As I was walking the dog last night at ten past ten we saw a fox running across the road and jumping into the local electricity sub station. There was an almighty bang, he clearly died instantly and all the lights went out. Literally. There was a power cut for about a square mile. People came out of their houses to stand in the road and see if it was just them or if their neighbours were in the dark too. The street lights had all gone out and it felt like the end of the world.
A fox had caused localised chaos
Whilst a 6% margin overnight now sees us plunged into chaos and leaving the EU.
A win for a campaign led by odious men that at the general election nobody wanted. One, Farage, who within minutes of the result, has said that the £350 Million fund that will no longer go to the EU can’t actually go to the NHS. It was a lie. One of the main points of his campaign is a lie.
An untruth. With an absence of fact. Of which there are many.
What we do know is that 75% of 18 to 25 year olds voted remain, because this really effects them. This is about them. That is all three of my children and my daughter’s boyfriend. This is them. Yet their future has now been decided by a mostly older generation who voted for a very different future.
The generation that had free university and are enjoying their pensions . This age group mostly voted against you, kids. And I am sorry.
Europe think I voted, that my family voted, to leave them. Europe we didn’t. I didn’t. They didn’t. We are proud to hold European passports (which will now have to be re-issued) and really don’t want to be seen as xenophobic.
I should point out that I have respect for those that voted leave if that is their true belief. We live in a democracy after all and had the shoe been on the other foot I would ask the same from them of my vote. What I don’t respect is those that voted leave just to “stick two fingers up to the establishment” as appears to have been the case in Sunderland. Or those that voted leave simply because they hated Cameron.
I have zero respect for the 16 million people who didn’t vote. Who couldn’t be bothered. Who didn’t want to go out in the rain. Who didn’t think it would matter.
Well it does matter. It matters today. It matters tomorrow. It will matter in thirty years.
In 12 minutes this morning £190 billion has been wiped off the value of our stock market.
Enough to pay for our membership of the EU for 45 years.
Just read that again
If you voted leave, this is what you voted for.