12 votes

Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

2 comments

  1. [2]
    sir
    Link
    Brexit has emotionally drained me. Every day we move closer to the dreaded day the less I understand what Brexit is. We're being lead into through one of the biggest political changes of the 21st...

    Brexit has emotionally drained me. Every day we move closer to the dreaded day the less I understand what Brexit is. We're being lead into through one of the biggest political changes of the 21st century by an incompetent leadership. There has been no meaningful discussion around what the populous want from Brexit, it’s devolved into a political slap fight (arguably it started as one).

    I don't like how It's caused distrust and polarisation among communities. Not exclusively towards the non-white population but also among families and friends. >"They voted leave/remain, they're a [insult/stereotype]". This in turn has taken the spotlight away from more pressing issues facing our country like the NHS, homelessness, mental health and public transport. Brexit at times feels like a distraction from our crumbling society. It worries me that we are cutting ourselves off from the EU when our country is in a such a dire state. We do not have the infrastructure, industry or leadership to go forward with Brexit.

    I would much rather postpone leaving the EU until we have solid strategy, with input from people around the country, including experts from leading industries. Once a strategy has been formed we could then vote:

    • Yes, propose this to the eu and negotiate.
    • No, let's rework the strategy.
    • Lets remain in the EU.

    It might take a few referendums, lots of money and would never happen in the real word. It's the level of scrutiny needed when we are making a decision this big that affects so many people.

    At this point in time I just want to bury my head in the sand a die a peaceful death.

    8 votes
    1. dubteedub
      Link Parent
      I was just in the UK last week to meet with some folks and we tried to arrange some meetings with government officials. The overwhelming response we got back was that no one was available as every...

      I was just in the UK last week to meet with some folks and we tried to arrange some meetings with government officials. The overwhelming response we got back was that no one was available as every level of government was wholly focused on Brexit and did not have time for anything else.

      So from an outside perspective, it is not just that the spotlight has been taken from issues like NHS or public transport or anything else, it is just that this is such a clusterfuck, that they literally do not have enough time to tackle any of these other issues.

      If I were a brit, I would be so angry with David Cameron for pushing the whole Brexit vote without ANY plan at all actually presented. Holding some ambiguous vote on leaving just allowed every right-wing demagogue to claim whatever they want and frame this as some incredibly simple solution to every problem facing the country.

      I heard from a lot of people that there should be an actual proposal put forward and another referendum, but what happens if a new referendum ends up with less support than the original Brexit vote? That is certainly a possibility since the vote to leave was by a margin of something like 1.3 million people. I am interested if you have any thoughts on how additional referendums would play out.

      At this point in time I just want to bury my head in the sand a die a peaceful death.

      As an American, I certainly agree with this sentiment.

      1 vote