Saturday, 25 June 2016

UK - What the Shit Just Happened?

Full disclosure - I was firmly in the Remain camp. Having said that, I'll try and keep this fairly unbiased, despite the fact that everyone who disagreed with me was wrong.

The result of the UK's EU referendum came as quite a surprise. Even most of the people voting Leave didn't seem to expect to actually win. I ended up staying awake until about 7am, by which time it was clear which way the results were going to go. While "my side" didn't win, I'm not bitter. There doesn't seem to be much point - the votes have been cast, there's no choice but to accept it.

Having had a day or so to give things a bit of thought, I think it's useful to actually look back at just how and why the Remain camp lost. The more I think about it, the more I think that the seeds for this result were sown over decades, not just over the course of the campaign.

Friday, 24 June 2016