My husband (or rather, partner), John, is a wise man.
The future is not yet written. Everything now in the media and on social media is speculation (or guesswork, hype or scare-mongering). Every rule, regulation and agreement is up for change. Or NOT . We won’t know the future until it is negotiated and implemented and that will involve our Government made up of MPs from all Parties, The EU Powers-that-be, The 27 EU countries and their respective Governments and the Rest of the World, talking, reacting, negotiating and implementing.
We can speculate, scare, blame, mud-sling, threaten and postulate all we like but only time will tell the truth.
As I said, John is a wise man. and amongst all that ranting and postulating and panic and speculation that has been shot at us from every direction today, came his post on FB.
“So, it is done. The people wanted a vote and we had one. It was always going to be close and, unlike a general election, this was a true yes or no question, so you will either be happy with the result, or not. I was surprised by the result. I was surprised by the engagement of so many people. I was surprised by the passion of the argument (on both sides). I was surprised by the vitriolic nature of the argument (on both sides).
But now we have a decision – a decision of the people. That is democracy – and I am also surprised that democracy has actually worked and that the government is going to do what the majority want!
If you didn’t vote, then I’m afraid you missed the boat. More fool you.
The next step is for us all to get on with it! A bit of post-match banter by all means, but the vote has been cast. If anything, the bile and vitriol has got worse… stop it both sides NOW.
The trick now is to make the decision work for us, whatever that means. Endless bitching and whining will get us nowhere.
Can we all just calm down, take a step away from the fight for a second and try looking forward in an optimistic way? The future is more than uncertain – it is unknown… that’s kind of how future is.
We are supposed to be a United Kingdom – lets act like one.”
Wise and patient words. Let us reflect and listen.