You know, I voted to remain for reasons set out here. I understand why others voted to Leave.
After the result was announced, I was upset and disappointed. In the next few days and weeks, I endured plenty of taunts of ‘Loser, Loser’. ‘We won, you lost, ha ha’. I responded, with what I thought were reasoned arguments. Then came a phase when I was being told that I was ‘talking the country down’, I was being ‘too negative’, I needed to ‘roll up my sleeves and pull together’. So I did. I seek out every bit of information on trade deals that I can find. I try to understand EU regulations and how they will be applied. I’ve learnt a load about the UK Parliamentary system and our (lack of) constitution. I’ve done what is being asked.
When I go back to my friends and acquaintances who voted Leave, in order to raise an issue, ask for their thoughts, engage them in debate, do you know what I get? ‘Yeah, whatever, I’m bored with Brexit. Are we still in the EU? Let me know when we’re out. I don’t care’.
And it seems to be the same on these forums. Whenever anyone, who really, really knows what they talk about – like Keira J – raises some issues, what happens? ‘Loser, Loser, we won, you’re a sore loser, ha, ha’ and ‘don’t be so negative’
If you want everyone to pull together and try to make the best of this situation, then get serious. It’s not a game.