I don’t often talk about my personal views here – especially not politics – but today I cannot write about anything else. I cannot even begin to think about anything else. Those of you who aren’t living under a rock will know that UK made a very important decision yesterday and the result of that decision will affect the country for the foreseeable future. We don’t know what the effect of that will be – whether it will be good or bad in the long run. All we know for now is that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted to “Brexit” yesterday – aka leave the European Union (EU). Now I don’t know how much longer I will be able to call this country the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as some of the countries that form this are considering a split already, so I wanted to do so whilst I had the chance. We may not be the united for much longer… Or rather, perhaps we are divided already?
I didn’t expect this result – I always kind of assumed we would stay in eventually. I’m just as shocked as everyone else that we’re leaving the EU and that reality is slowly starting to sink in. It’s as bad – if not even worse – than people predicted and I understand the anger. But we’ve had over 24 hours now. As a country, I think we’ve wallowed in self pity in this time… Now it’s time to get up, brush off the dust and shake hands. It’s time to stand together, stand united.