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The EU Referendum

Post by Keri Edmonds on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:31 pm

Well, the results are in and the UK has voted, by a slim majority, to leave the EU.

I felt very sad when the result first came in. I understand why some people honestly thought it was the right choice, but at the same time I feel that we're going to be losing our place in an international community. I really hope that the Remain camp will be proved wrong about a lot of our predictions for the future, because things look quite grim if not!

What are your thoughts? How did you vote, and how do you feel about the result?
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Re: The EU Referendum

Post by Anthony Hart-Jones on Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:32 pm

I really wish that we had voted to stay and it has been the source of a few disagreements at work, generally between the older staff who thought we should leave and the younger staff who thought staying was a better idea. We've seen the immediate effects of the referendum and the resulting political fallout, which has not been pretty.

The interesting thing I have noticed is that many of those people who told me it was for the best (or, in one awkward case, implied that I was too young to really know what I was voting for) have expressed their doubts now. There is a definite sense of regret among those people who seemed so sure of themselves this time last week.

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Post by John Berry on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:14 pm

I agree with both of you we felt devistated and are scare of the future for us as well as our children!! Rest assured I am just in that older generation and I voted remain. Also now the mess the country seems in, yes it will sort itself out but what damage are they doing to the country let alone their parties!!
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Re: The EU Referendum

Post by JenniferMarklew on Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:20 am

I am trying to see this as a really positive thing- opening up opportunities in our country for people to come together and work in a way we haven't before.

The remain parties- the Greens, the Lib Dems and Labour- all have something that unites us now and there seems to be a real taste for electoral reform and coming together to represent the left, equality and our society more widely. I hope too that the environment and climate change will also be given a louder voice.

I will be campaigning hard for PR now- I think it's essential.

As for what Britain leaving the EU will look like- Caroline sent a really good e-mail yesterday with 6 action points. Has anyone seen it?
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