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I have been giving the whole of this impending divorce a lot of thought. The decision to leave the EU is not of my choosing, it goes against everything I believe in, everything I have grown up with. I have seen positive changes in our society since those bleak and dark days of the 1970s. We have become more inclusive, more accepting, more aware of the differences in the world, and we should not let this negative vote and the negative politics in our country stop the positivity of a nation.

As we start to rebuild and reform our country let's educate ourselves with facts, not from the politicians who have created this mess with their negative politics. Let's read the papers and listen to the scientists, the environmentalists, the humanitarians, the economists, the academics. Let's work in producing a new, forward thinking, positive style of politics, one that is inclusive and can build on the good parts of both the UK and the EU (yes, there were some).
Let’s stop the xenophobia and hate, the divide that has invaded our country. Let’s work in putting our energies into building a more United Kingdom which works alongside Europe and the rest of the world, and becomes a positive, progressive, profitable country.
This might be utopia, a pipe-dream, however, if we all work together we can achieve it, a country that works ‘better together than apart’.
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"A country that works ‘better together than apart"
Wishful thinking, try walking around some of the isolated communities in London, many who cannot and do not want to speak English.
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Too true....
 
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.....and The Mayor of Calais is asking for this to be renegotiated......going to be very interesting what happens next, how the French take this and who starts the negotiations....cannot believe that people didn't read the information was out there....
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It's an interesting article - but one should remember that French politics is an even deeper stinking cesspit than our own.  The chasm between what they say and what they actually do is even wider.
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......as if today cou l d get any worse......
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I got people fur dat!!!
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Whatever you think, whatever way you voted, we're now stranded with the lunatics in charge.....I'll be drinking beer later.....European beer! #cameronresigns
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I am so disappointed and angry.....We've just managed to shoot ourselves in the foot.....what a f'ing disaster.....the pound is already at its lowest point against the $ since 1985! Which of the big companies are going to be the first to leave our shores.....
BBC forecast: UK votes to leave European Union with 309 out of 382 results declared
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F##kin' disaster
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I posted this research earlier today on both Google+ and Facebook....

One of my Facebook friends responded, she has 4 children, 2 of whom can vote, she's 10 years younger than me, so born in the 1970's. I have included her response in my reply.....

I posted an article earlier about the difference in generations in the debate about Europe. One of my friends made a comment in that the young people of today don't see the differences in language, nationality or sexuality, because it doesn't matter. People are just......well people. Here is my response:

My youngest niece highlighted this a couple of years ago when we were having a discussion about nationality, culture, etc.......got me really thinking and researching about where I fit in! I (just about) remember the last vote on the EU.....I also know what it was like growing up through post-war, depressed Britain (the 1960's and 1970's were not halycon years!)....it was dark, bleak and not a lot of fun. Being part of an empowering Europe has given us freedom, security, knowledge, financial stability, social respect and an integrity that previous generations missed out on. In my opinion, it would be catastrophic for our future generations, to grow up in a country that doesn't have those values at the heart of their lives. I was 12 years old when we had the last referendum, I have grown up in a European community. I sincerely hope that the parents, grand-parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, great-uncles and great-aunts of the 12 year-olds today really, really read all the non-politician information, from the scientists, the economists, the financiers, the business leaders, the other EU countries, those EU countries who sit in the EEA, (with no vote on how Europe is stuctured).

Forget the scaremongering of both political in and out campaigners, they will wreak fear and hatred into our society.

I grew up in a West Yorkshire town, not that far from the horrific event yesterday. In the early 1970's it was very different, but as we all grew up, became more accepting of different creeds, races and religions we all found a way to live in harmony and respect each others views. The mosques were built amongst the Yorkshire woollen mills and the English churches (the mosques had more attendees than the churches), everyone found a way of living in their communities, side by side. Yep, there have been the fundamentalists from Dewsbury, but there has also been MPs who have stood for what they have believed in, for what they think is right, in today's society.

A United Kingdom which is part of Europe, has a vote and a say in what goes on. OK, there are times when we wish our leaders would shout a bit louder, to really put it to the European bureaucratics what we want and where we stand, but at least we can shout.

If we were in the Single European Market, or heaven (whichever one you believe in) forbid, completely outside Europe, we would have absolutely no voice, a mere (extremely hoarse) whisper on the world stage.


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I don't know how reliable media the Express is but if this is true it amuses me that people are amazed that 'no' means 'no'. 
A VOTER has been mocked on Twitter after admitting he didn't think his vote for Brexit would count.
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F idiots....
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Whatever you think, whatever way you voted, we're now stranded with the lunatics in charge.....I'll be drinking beer later.....European beer!


Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
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I found https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215 if you haven't seen it.

At any rate, you have my condolences. Here's hoping it doesn't break this way in the US.
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They don't want the Euro though. 
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This is the Britain I belong to.....
 
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Education
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    Hospitality Management, 1982 - 1984
  • Huddersfield New College
    Hospitality, 1980 - 1982
  • Mirfield High School
    1976 - 1980
  • Leiston Middle School
    1974 - 1976
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HR and Training Consultant
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  • Self-employed
    HR & Training Consultant, 2001 - present
  • Express by Holiday Inn Dartford
    General Manager, 1999 - 2001
  • Thistle Hotels
    Ops Manager, 1999 - 1999
  • Holiday Inn London Gatwick
    Accommodation Services Manager, 1994 - 1999
  • Burford Bridge Hotel
    1987 - 1987
  • Trusthouse Forte
    1984 - 1987
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Lovely meal, great service....a perfect end to our trip to Venice.
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Great place, open later, perfect for late night arrival in Venice. Serves food until 1am, not 2 am as per website. No jazz, at least not when we were there.......and an assortment of bras hanging from the ceiling!
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Great curry house....The Royal Lamb is truly superb! :)
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Great food, interesting service!
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Using Goggle Maps and Trip Advisor found this gem of a bar before our trip. It as excellent, tapas was great and very reasonably priced as were the beers and sangria.
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