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I feel shocked and disappointed. My wife is in tears. My family in Scotland all voted remain – as did my beloved home town. So why am I down? Perhaps it’s because my will did not prevail. I thought I had the right judgment, but many didn’t agree.

I notice below the shock and disappointment a sort of Londoner’s Blitz spirit emerging. I will simply renew my efforts for my family, friends and colleagues – and we will get through this and become stronger. I am still a Citizen of the World and of Europe. It’s my choice who and what I identify with, not Brexiters’.

It remains to be seen whether their choice to ‘take back control’ gives the citizens of Sunderland, Hartlepool, Birmingham etc. more power or not. I suspect that their moment in the sun has already passed, and as the UK shrinks in its potency, theirs will be a smaller part of a smaller whole. Can’t see Farage manning the pumps to help out the Geordies, can you? He’s the guy down the pub with a pint, just getting ready to go and help with the real work – a bit later!

Equality cannot be a result of a ballot. Laws and principles are needed to re-organise distribution of wealth and there is a Tory Government, devoted to Free Market Economics (Or Winner Takes All Economics), who have been stripping communities of their resources while big business hoards its cash. They’ll need £,0000000000’s to pay for the huge reorg in withdrawal from a 40 year relationship, besides which the cost of the recent ‘Landsdowne’ NHS re-organisation will pale into significance.

Who’s going to pay? Why, the citizens with the least power of course…who voted for it. Whoops!

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  1. Indeed Roy. I feel broken. And vulnerable – the rise of the hard right is what frightens me most. Someone in the New Statesman has been reflecting that at least it’s given ‘us’ a chance to try on other people’s clothes – the poor, the disillusioned, all that. A redistribution of alienation.

    But what if you already felt vulnerable and now you are not part of Farage’s future at all? LGBTQ, black, foreign ..? How long now before the collective hate that has burst out all over England is packaged electorally, voted for, and appears in dozens of UKIP MPs in Parliament?

    Street racism has spiked hugely since Thursday. Social media is awash with racist hate, and hate of the metropolitan classes. Anti-intellectism is in full cry. The Germany of 1930-2 could be here – no Godwinism, just blunt comparisons.

    Frankly, I am terrified. I am looking at claiming Irish nationality and will be exploring leaving the country.

    • I can understand your feeling jo. It could indeed become very sour very quickly as the promised bonuses fail to materialise. And the leavers have shown themselves prone to believe their misfortune is very much someone else’s fault. We too are exploring leaving our beloved Camden – where we voted 75% for Remain, despite our huge immigrant community.
      But things may calm down for a while as people turn their attention to their own interests. I hope we’ll have time to make our plans for the future. All best
      Roy

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