I didn’t even try to hide my disappointment on Friday following Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
I was so disappointed that it was pretty much impossible for me to hide it and I definitely annoyed some people with unusual doom and gloom attitude. I’m generally a pretty positive person and my attitude usually reflects that but I struggled to see the positive in the situation, and judging by twitter I was not the only one.
We are yet to see the long-term implications of the decision that Britain made but I remain unconvinced that there will ever be any good and over the last few days I’ve found myself quite emotional about the whole thing.
So since Brexit – has it really only been 4 days – here are ten thoughts that I’ve had.
Britain feels like such a different place // I know this sounds a little bit silly and I can’t adequately express exactly what I mean but I honestly feel as if there has been a seismic change to Britain. I woke up Friday morning feeling overwhelmed and feeling mournful for what Britain had decided. Essentially the long-term impacts are yet to be seen but Britain is a different place. It feels less compassionate, less kind and less accepting of people from struggle or people we would consider different. I may get a lot of flack for admitting this but now I feel less proud to be British.
The country is so divided // While the vast majority of the statuses on my facebook wall expressed their sheer disappointment and shock and the end result, you only had to look a little closer to see how seriously divided the country was. Those not sharing statuses, those choosing to criticise how negative I felt about the verdict and those suggesting that it now made Britain “great” again. That’s just on the social media networks, can you imagine how it actually looked across the country? Oh wait, it’s around 48% to 52%.
Wales has been a bit silly // Initially I had worded this slightly differently but considering what happened to Jo Cox I decided the wording was inappropriate. Basically Wales gets a lot of money from the EU, particularly the Welsh Valleys and yet despite that they have chosen to vote to leave the EU. I sincerely hope that I am wrong but I can’t see there being any good from this decision.
Nigel Farage is now an “irrelevant” dickhead // He’s always been a dickhead but where will he go from here? UKIP are essentially a one policy party, what happens now they have no policy?
Jeremy Corbyn has to go // I know that it’s not the nicest thing in the world. I know that some people disagree with me but for the sake of the Labour Party I think it’s time for a leadership election. If Corbyn wins again then so be it but members should be given the option.
Some people thought it was a referendum on immigration // There has been a sharp spike in the number of racist attacks over recent days and it appears as if some people thought they were voting to end immigration.
Perhaps now the UK will wake up // There is a frightening rise in the popularity of the far-right in the UK and the attitudes that they are choosing to peddle.
Johnson Britain frightens me // We’ve left the EU and now Boris could be the next PM. What a thought?
Social media is best avoided // Yup.
Britain can be extremely racist // This is heartbreaking and terrifying in equal measure. I will not tolerate this attitude and if I see any of my friends peddling this rubbish I will be telling them what for!