I completely agree with the words of Ian Hislop on BBC Question Time (7th July 2016) “Even if you lose the vote you are entitled to go on making the argument”.
I have seen many comments shared over social media from those who voted to ‘Leave’ about ‘Remainers’ having tantrums, whining and should move on. As a part of our democracy when a election is won no one has to shut up and accept what is going on for 5 years. There would be no need for an opposition party, and of course we would be living in an authoritarian state if so.
I accept that others have a different view, but I personally feel this referendum shouldn’t have happened, and the leave result will be an absolute disaster for many reasons. This isn’t something that can be overturned in 5 years, and allowing the UK to leave the European Union will be something that we can’t go back from as things turn out for the worse in the years ahead.
For those who use statements of “you are Britain hating” etc; it is not patriotic to launch Britain into ‘Brexit’ without a plan on what happens next. The leaders who fought for this campaign or gave us the choice; either resigned or backed away, leaving others to clean up the mess in my view. “Brexit means Brexit” is a lazy statement that doesn’t explain anything. Over two million British citizens living abroad felt disenfranchised with the result, with many not having a say. The legal arguments also state that Parliament should have the final say so lobbying your MP to make a difference, and tactical voting in the near future is the way forward.
I firmly believe that going down the ‘Brexit’ route is wrong on so many levels, and the result was very close anyway. Now is the time to come together and heal the divisions within the country, and with our neighbours before it is too late!