The wine has been drawn and now must be drunk. We are where we are- for good or evil.#
Frankly I'm not happy. OK we've a few years before the major ramifications of the out become apparent- though the immediate one of the pound falling through the floor is enough to be going on with.
I voted to remain for the following reasons
1/. Stability- in a world that is in thrall to the "markets" like it or not(and I don't) stability is EVERYTHING. It is not nice but its the truth.
2/. None of the emotional outie arguments convinced me and some of them were downright nasty. UKIP are a bunch of almost fascists I was sickened by that awful poster. I would not want to be associated -even by implication- with a bunch who could come up with that.
3/. Though the remain campaign was only marginally better of itself I refer you to clause 1 above.
4/. The ramifications of an out vote were simply awful- break up of the UK being only the most obvious. Why would you choose to make you life harder.
5/. I export to the EU and can remember doing it before the single market- when the parperwork was onerous and time consuming- now it isn't but it may be again or may not we don't know.
6/. The outies had no plan. With the possible exception of Michael Gove they were and are a bunch of amoral opportunists. Boris for PM Gawd 'elp us.
Now I'm aware that there were plenty of reasonable people who voted out BUT and its big but that is not how the campaign played out. ALL of the various Vox Pops on the many news bulletins showed that the "outie in the street" so to speak was ONLY concerned about immigration. This ranged from genuine worry to plenty of knee jerk bigotry and attitudes I hoped had died last century.
Without suggesting that all the outies are bigots it WAS the bigot vote that swung it.
These same bigots are now smug and even more unpleasant(Farage again)
7/. The issue if Sovereignty in today's global world is just eyewash- a non -issue for little Englanders to get steamed about when reading their Daily Mail. Why- I refer you to point 1. The Markets rule
However were are where we are and must live with this. I'd be happier if the outies had had a plan before they got us where we are now.