As my history teacher liked to say "We live in very exciting times.".
Exciting is good. It's during exciting times that we make progress- because we have to.
As it says in a poem I learned as a boy.
"Sound, sound the clarion, fell the fife
To all the sensual world proclaim
One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name."
I think I can agree with that.
Any way we could help? I could go buy British exports. :)
They will be good value now, as the pound tumbles.
That'd be good.
Treat yourself to some marmalade and Scottish Whisky.
I shall do this thing, then.
The sun has a habit of continuing to rise every day, doesn't it? And we put on our shoes and go to the day. :,
I try to remember that. I feel deeply drained right now, and I'm not even in the UK.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the horrible referendum campaign is over and we can move on to whatever's next.
I never thought I would see a day when a united Ireland was probable
It would be ironic if the neo-Liberals and UKIP manage to bring about what generations of more principled and idealistic politicians have failed to achieve.
I don't think it will happen without bloodshed- but I suspect- in the long run- which may not be so long now- it's inevitable.
The division of Ireland is against nature and the religions that sustained it are losing their grip.
Not to worry, Trump says it's all for the best.
I believe he's in Scotland now opening one of his nasty golf courses.
The Scots hate him.
The fact that there was a referendum now was Cameron's fault, but losing touch with the poor and angry citizens of the UK was down to Labour and their many years of London-centric policies. Far too much Hampstead and not enough Doncaster in their thinking.
We've been failed by several generations of politicians.
I really have no idea what will happen next- and I find that rather exciting...
I'm glad you feel that way. I'm afraid I feel vulnerable and scared right now.
It takes all temperaments...
It's nothing to do with temperament, it's to do with being powerless and having very few resources. G and I could be looking at a very miserable and poverty stricken old age. We've just lost another 1000 pounds on the insurance policy that was supposed to pay off our mortgage. Hopefully when the stock market steadies, that will reduce a bit, but we're going to have to make up the shortfall with our savings.
We've just retired and our local college relies heavily on EU funding, so there will be no chance now of picking up a bit of part-time teaching to supplement our income. As it is, I don't know whether the college get the £3 million they had been promised for the new vocational courses starting in September. So that's our local young people screwed.
Despite countries like Hungary joining the EU, Gwynedd still qualifies as one of the poorest areas in the EU. Will Westminster pick up the slack? Of course they won't because neither party needs our votes.
Oh, and just for the record, Gwynedd voted solidly to remain in the EU.
Oddly enough our district- Tunbridge Wells- also voted for Remain. I say oddly because I'd assumed it would be solidly pro-Brexit- but then again it's a wealthy area and the wealthy, understandably, tend to support the status quo.
I'm sorry the outcome has impacted on you in the way it has.
May i repost as it is spot on.
Edited at 2016-06-24 05:43 pm (UTC)