It’s official, I’m feeling blEU.
A double post is not something I’d normally do – but I couldn’t keep my mouth shut on the sad news that the British public has voted to leave the EU. Something which may of course still not happen as essentially referendum and is just a fancy word for an opinion poll. But let’s face it, change is coming – and I’m not ready. This post might be a little risqué, but what’s life without being risqué.
I woke up really early today at 5, way earlier than I’d normally be up and the first thing I did was look and my phone to look at the results. I said “shit” so loud I woke Ben up – soz Ben.
One of the things I’ve hated most about this referendum is how rushed it’s felt. I may have been convinced to leave – but in 4 months both parties, Remain and Leave felt like they were scrambling to feed us information about how both sides would work if they won – or didn’t. I think there’s been scaremongering from both sides due to what I felt was a really, really short amount of time and the facts and figures we’re never properly laid out. I know some people feel like we should never have voted on this in the first place – that’s what the politicians are for. I don’t necessarily feel like that’s the case for me – I just think there should have been a longer run up.
I haven’t been a big supporter of Cameron in general, but have felt like he has been the most level-headed leader out of – quite frankly, a bunch of morons – but I do believe he’s played a big part in helping the economy’s debt situation start turning around since the 2008 recession. The cuts that have had to be made have been undeniably hard, but I do truly believe for the better. For the most part the economy was beginning to flourish and I’m extremely nervous about what is to come in both the near and distant future.
The majority of people who have voted out from what I understand seem to vote with the idea of immigrants “come to our country and steal our jobs”. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many immigrants over the years and for the most part they are harder working than the majority of Brits. Add to that I think as a country we’ve become lazy, most people who have moved here from abroad are here to do the jobs that us as a nation can no longer be bothered to do for ourselves.
Making your frozen pizzas, picking daffodils to lifting potatoes, I live in the area of the country that has the highest percentage population of immigrants – and I can not tell you 1 person my age who I know who does – or would be willing to do any of jobs that I’ve listed above. We want to be serviced and have it all bought to us on a shiny silver platter, forgetting who it is we’re relying on to polish it for us. Not only that unemployment is at it’s lowest overall level in 20 years, so the so called jobs that people are stealing are being filled. Now is probably the time to start becoming self sufficient if you can growing your own fruit & veg, in ten years there might not be anybody able or willing to do the job for us.
Yes there are a few spongers of society, here to take from our generous benefits system, something already addressed by the remain campaign to clamp down on and reduce. There are far more guilty of this sponging that are British born – I’d be throwing them off our beautiful island first.
The biggest LOL of celebrity opinion on Brexit was from actress Elizabeth Hurley – her reason for voting out is because the EU brings rules about what power vacuums and hairdryers we can have. That is such a stupid reason (IMHO) to vote to not be apart of the EU, yes whilst it is mildly annoying – these type of new rules will only bring innovation and help the planet’s environment. Who cares if it takes 5 and half minutes to hoover your carpet instead of 5, she’s probably not been near her hoover in years anyways.
The most disappointing thing of all is that on average the younger the voters were – the more likely they were to want to stay in the EU. The vote of the elder generation who will have to live with this decision for the shortest time is what swayed this vote. I don’t even have children yet, but I’m already nervous for their futures.