I didn't vote in the referendum about Brexit, and have oft been chastened about this as a result. The main reason I did not vote was because either outcome was likely to be filled with discontent amongst great swathes of people and the agenda behind the referendum being offered had nothing to do with the vote itself.
We are in a right pickle and no mistake. 2 years later and the date to leave the EU long gone and we look no nearer to solving the puzzle than we did the day after the referendum results came in.
This referendum has caused such a deep divide amongst the people of this country it might never get resolved in some quartersThis referendum was actually designed to settle the EU debate once and for all and went horribly wrong when the expected result was not returned. It has since gone on to be a catalyst to question the very approach to politics in this countryA result which the majority in 'the house' never expected and don't actually support anyway... and yet …
There is absolutely no question in my mind that the events of the past 3 months(and the next 3 too) will bring about probably the swiftest and most radical changes to how we live our lives, bar none!
If we look back in history, the discovery of bronze, steel, printing press, radio, tv, computers, Internet... they all brought about sweeping change, but it took years, sometimes centuries for the changes to be absorbed into societal change. Here we are talking about "a year or two".
Some of the changes are undeniably overdue, but in a world governed by money, greed, materialism and control it's difficult to persuade those benefiting the most, from seeing the need to change anything... quite simply they are doing ok... bugger the consequences.
And yet... regardless of whether you believe in climate change or not, it makes perfect sense to clean up our act and stop polluting the only home we have ever known; our planet.
Of course in the endless chase for growth (GDP- a meaning…
We have been through the tumultuous years of the Brexit times (and it is not over). This is still a hugely divisive time in the history of our country... Where friends and families remain pitted against each other in what has become a rather nasty and ugly chapter in recent times.
Of course Leave blames Remain, Remain blames Leave in an endless game of tick-tack-toe where defences not unlike those at the Somme allow people to hide in their trenches (behind a computer screen) firing incessantly at 'the enemy' in some forlorn hope that any of it will make a difference... of course, it will not.
Then it got worse with the slating of anyone who voted Tory becoming a vile, xenophobic, racist, anti rights, anti LGBT, anti poor, anti human creature... even though there were quite a few of them and the most popular party by some way... The divisions now growing not ceding.
What we have in this country is less an epidemic of a flu virus, more an epidemic of a breakdown in society and co…