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The people have spoken, they seem to have said something stupid, but they have spoken

I’m disappointed with the people of Britain. By a thin majority, the population has voted to leave the EU. I would’ve hoped that the fear-mongering and outright deception would’ve been recognised for what it is, but sadly no. No matter how high we soar, their’s still that undercurrent of ‘bloody foreigners’ that always seems to pull us back down.

Control of our borders was a big part of this debate, certainly the only one that the media focused on during this campaign (one of the most negative and divisive ones I have ever seen) and that is always a far right go to place. Thing is WE ARE ON A F***ING ISLAND! You’re never going to prevent people coming in and people will always flee poverty, oppression and war. We are a safe, fairly prosperous country, people want to be here and therefore they will, legally or not. There’s always the..’taking out jobs’ rhetoric. Thing is, if a newcomer to this country, who can barely speak English can take your job, him doing that isn’t your biggest problem.

I think I just wanted to rant. As a country, we have made a stupid decision based on fear and we have no idea of the full consquences of this decision. This generation and the one to follow are just going to have to make the best of it.

On the positive, the sniping, lies, pointless debates and fear-mongering are over, well at least for this topic.

Ta ta for now internet people.

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

8 thoughts on “The people have spoken, they seem to have said something stupid, but they have spoken

  1. it was Michael gove last Sunday on the Andrew Marr programme. he said that Britain gave the world democracy… it has nearly driven me mad … what a stupid man… (he is the one who has banned books like of mice and men from schools).

    it is a very sad day when we.should be pulling together as a world not tearing it apart ….

  2. “I would’ve hoped that the fear-mongering and outright deception would’ve been recognised for what it is, but sadly no. ” this sentence struck me, because both sides are claiming the other side are fear mongering. It’s just interesting how people’s brains work. Everyone sees what they want to see I guess.

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