Morning guys, here’s an update if you are at all interested in the affairs of my country. The UK is no longer a part of the EU (or so that is what has been decided, though I guess things could always change depending on where it goes from here).
Wow. What a thing to wake up to. I personally didn’t think it would be decided so quick, I wasn’t aware it would be confirmed immediately after the votes were counted haha. Our Prime Minister David Cameron has officially resigned, come October he will have left; I always thought he was a bit of a twat so I’m not too fussed about that though I am grateful that he decided to step down and let someone else take over (who agreed with us leaving I expect) and guide us to our next destination. Let’s just hope we don’t have another shit-head in his place.
I don’t really know what to think tbh, in the end I didn’t vote. Most people would tell me that I wasted a vote but since I didn’t have a decision made, I deemed it even more pointless to make a pointless vote. When I did the quiz I got the result of 68% OUT which surprised me but in the end, despite what I said in my previous post, I still wasn’t convinced enough to make a vote.
I don’t really know what will happen now, I guess I feel a little apprehensive because it does mean things will get difficult at least for the next 5 years whilst we sort ourselves out. I think it is important that we ensure the EU as well as the world that just because we have become independent does not mean that we are not willing to work with others; trade is one of the biggest worries I think, so some bridges will need to be rebuilt before we can trade with some countries. We will also need to elect a new Prime Minister and stabilise our Government’s rules.
The GBP has already decreased in value around the world which is sucky because it was quite strong and meant that going abroad was cheaper for us overall, though it is still relatively strong and could become stronger again in the future; and I do hope that this doesn’t affect our ability to travel around Europe too much.
Overall I think our country wanted to stay in the EU but just wanted a bit more independence and say about what we do. I personally thought that the whole thing might be rigged, that we were just voting to feel ‘involved’ because usually the final vote comes down to what the Government decides, and I assumed that we would be remaining in the EU because I knew that was what Cameron wanted; a lot of people I had spoken to were going to vote Leave but it was still a big shock to find out that we are actually leaving the EU and even more so that Cameron had resigned.
It is a shame that we are leaving, I don’t want our country getting ahead of itself, acting all high-almighty because we are independent and ‘Great’ Britain again like back when we were an Empire; we need to stabilise our relationships with other countries and be just as open and accepting as we were before rather than thinking purely about ourselves. But we’ll see where it goes from here…