Saturday, July 02, 2016

Still Shocked and Disorientated

This has been the most extraordinary and disconcerting week I can ever remember. Here's a brief summary of what's happened since Friday June 24th, when the result of the E.U referendum was announced:

1) David Cameron, a popular and successful prime minister resigned in tears.

2) The Chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, disappeared for three days. Then he reemerged to try and calm the markets. Then he announced the centre piece of his economic strategy, getting budget into surplus by 2020 had been abandoned...

3) Boris Johnson, widely regarded as the Prime Minister in waiting and the charismatic leader of the "Brexit" campaign appeared pale and shaken by the result. A few days later, after Micheal Gove, his partner in crime and the de facto Brexit intellectual publicly lost faith in him, Borris withdrew from the leadership race to replace David Cameron.

4) Micheal Gove himself then tried to become leader of the Tory Party, but having betrayed both Cameron and Johnson found his trustworthiness was rather low...

5) Roy Hodgeson the England manager has resigned in tears after we were beaten by Iceland of all countries.

6) The Labour Party is in complete disarray with strong attacks mounted on Jeremy Corbyn. 

Soon, and for many many years to follow - books will be written about the week just gone, docu-drama series and films. It's been utterly amazing and rather scary, and it's terrified overseas investors - the pound has plunged and the stock market has been up and down (down mainly) like a big-dipper. 

I'm anxious about the future and what the 52% have done to this country for the future. It looks very much like a self inflicted wound.

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