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Yesterday will be forever etched on this country’s history.
I’m disappointed. I believe people used this referendum to hit back at the Government and didn’t really consider the consequences of the leave decision. In the long term it may prove to be the right decision but it is going to be some time before we can reflect on the long term effects of this decision and see if we really can be better on our own.
Already there have been short term repercussions. The pound and shares are suffering and the Prime Minister has resigned. There is going to be, at least in the short term, a period of uncertainty. The overall decision in Scotland of remain will probably trigger further debate on independence for Scotland. Wales was also predominantly leave. Questions around the situation in Northern Ireland will also be raised, particularly as it has a border with Ireland that is an EU country.
It will be interesting to see who the main players in our future will be. I’m not convinced that some of the main Leave supporters in the Conservative party (e.g. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove) are the best people to negotiate our exit with Europe. I’m also not convinced that the Labour party is in a good enough state to take on running the country if and when we have the next general election. The danger with this is that it opens the door for parties like UKIP to take advantage of the situation.
One of the reporters on TV likened this to divorce proceedings. There will be anger, upset, protracted negotiations and, inevitably, it will get messy.
All links are courtesy of the BBC website. Opinions are my own.
Have a great weekend.