I voted to stay.
I wanted to remain in the European Union for many reasons, and whilst the Brexit camp did have some valid points, on balance I thought common sense would prevail and the nation of the UK would vote to remain part of he EU.
As it turns out, I was wrong, and the truth of the matter is that no one really knows what the long-term effects will be. When I found out the outcome of the vote, on Friday morning, I was shocked but also a little bit terrified. I am very risk-averse, and the UK had just decided to take a big leap into the unknown.
I won’t use this post to outline the rights and wrongs of this decision.
All I will say is, as the product of two people from two different nations, and as someone who is happily living in a country different from the one they were born and brought up in, I can’t see how this decision will help strengthen ties with our closest neighbours. It appears to have done the exact opposite.