I voted Leave.
This does not mean I, or anyone else who voted this way is necessarily:
- A UKIP voter
- A massive fan of Boris
I don’t doubt, that some people, who voted yesterday to leave the EU, did so without the full facts. I don’t doubt that some people voted leave because they are under the impression that we won’t be able to be attacked by Terrorists. I also don’t doubt that some voted leave purely to get rid, once and for all, of David Cameron.
However, I also have not one doubt in my mind that the same can be true for some people who voted Remain too.
Yes, we don’t know what may happen next.
That was true no matter what way we voted.
To see now that there could be other European member countries taking their lead from us and demanding their own referendums says a lot for the klout that Europe now possesses. It is a joke, an autocratic system run purely for the profiteering and perks of those unelected, almost self appointed “MEPs”.
But you knew I thought that anyway!
As my inspirational mate and fellow Blogger Alice puts it so well (no really, go read her post here), the usual bullshit wars have started the minute the first vote was counted.
Yes, Leave won.
That, my friends, is called Democracy.
We all had the same right to register, go to our local polling booth, make an X in the box we believed in, and change history. We all had ample opportunity to read, research and ask questions from either side. There were plenty of debates on TV.
We all made our minds up, we all had that choice and that is what makes us bloody great in my view. What’s the alternative?
From many weeks ago onwards, throughout the In/Out debate, the Remain side has almost been smug in the assurance that their side would win. Not everyone on the Remain side I hasten to add, but quite a few.
Some had even started to refer to Leave voters as almost on a par with Hitler, Terrorists and jackbooted racists, just for daring to suggest they felt the EU was no longer working in our favour.
It’s little wonder then with this smug sense of self assurance that the end result has hit some hard.
However, it’s the will of over 51% of the UK who voted, so why the need to be so bloody nasty?
How is this going to help anyone? If you are so sure we have made such a massive mistake, surely the best thing to do is to unite and work together?
Surely, with everything being so uncertain, with the Pound briefly falling, and companies like Morgan Stanley realising they can no longer scam us and thus pulling their workers out of London, the last thing we should do is fight amongst ourselves?
Show some bloody respect!
Some of the behavior on Twitter I have likened to the Hunger Games or Game of Thrones. I have been unfollowed by at least 30 bloggers. And for what reason?
I exercised my democratic right as a UK citizen and put a different cross in a box to them.
I did not grow an extra head and turn racist overnight.
In fact, immigration was the least important reason why I voted Leave. The financial reasons were of far higher importance to me.
The way some Remainers are talking, you’d think I had personally seen to it that their children’s children would be flogged in the future by Farage Clones in the Badlands formerly known as London, in ragged clothing.
Almost on a par with a storyline from Planet of the Apes.
I was told I was once again disrespectful to the memory of Jo Cox (with no more understanding that actually, if we needed a reason to think out was best it was the death of a woman who should have had full Police protection caused by a man who begged for psychiatric help and got nothing the day before). I was told I had let my kids down. I was called every type of UKIP voting, anti immigrant bullshit you can shake your stick at.
I will mention the people who voted differently to me who had a very classy way of dealing with the outcome, but for every single one of those intelligent people there were many more acting like utter idiots, being rude and making a sorry show of their fellow voters.
We had every right to celebrate. I honestly thought that we would lose. I literally couldn’t sleep last night and still haven’t, as I watched the results slowly come in.
I am happy as larry that Cameron fell on his sword, in fact it’s probably the classiest act he’s performed in 6 years of governance. He backed the wrong side, and he clearly did not know what the will was of a large amount of the country and that made a mockery of him as Leader.
Who and what is next?
The Pound has already started to regain momentum, despite the doom laden anger of this morning.
Other countries are already suggesting they are happy to trade with us.
Like it or not, Trump is very likely to be the next President of the USA and he’s happy for us all to have left and taken our country back, and whether we’d been in or out it’s always better to keep America onside.
We will survive this and we will be better for it.
For now, the best thing to do is stick together, stop acting like utter twats and weather whatever comes next, united, and with confidence that we can succeed and we will be as Great as we once were.
Europe is about to implode and I for one am happy we have got out early.