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Raised By Wolves

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31 Jan 2020, 4:53 pm

I know there are other threads on this but this is just to mark the tragedy that is Britain's exit from the EU on the night when it is actually happening.

What an awful day for Britain, for Europe and for the world, we can only hope that sooner or later something good will come of it but the journey to that will be long and painful I fear.

It's so depressing I can't even express it. The UK media is reporting from 'Brexit parties' that are happening around the country, these are the people who have set the agenda for our country, I feel physically sick at the sight of it to be honest.

My regional news programme last night featured questions sent in from viewers:

First one, seriously, 'What does Brexit mean?' Not in some political, philosophical, socio-economic sense, literally what does the word mean? And they answered it by explaining that it was a combination of 'Britain' and 'Exit'.

Second question: when will I be able to get a blue passport?

Third question: can we go back to pounds, shillings and pence?

On a night when barriers are being built and division enshrined in the heart of our nation let's kindle some hope for a world where community and openness are valued above hatred and ignorance and where maybe one day Britain will truly become great, not again, but really for the first time in its history because it has never really been 'great' in any true sense of the word. Greatness doesn't consist in power and exploitation and domination but in compassion and community, in openness and aspiration to build a better world, a world based on trust and love and friendship.

Here's to the Britain I could truly call home because what I'm seeing tonight is not it.

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31 Jan 2020, 5:53 pm

It's one of those times when being almost totally switched off from the world is a good thing!


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31 Jan 2020, 6:28 pm

Raised By Wolves wrote:
Third question: can we go back to pounds, shillings and pence?

I would actually like this. Bring back imperial units too.

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know. It is our will that decides how and upon what subjects we shall use our intelligence. Those who detect no meaning in the world generally do so because, for one reason or another, it suits their books that the world should be meaningless.


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31 Jan 2020, 6:46 pm

What if in the end things end up being better? I know in my personal life I'll often think something is bad that happens to me but in the end looking back it ended up being a good thing.

"There is no love of living without despair of life." - Albert Camus

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I'm nothing but a stranger in this world" -Van Morrison

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