On June 23rd 2016 the UK population woke up, left their homes and placed their votes.
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
52% of the population voted leave.
48% of the population voted stay.
Whether I am happy with the result or not, there is one thing that really bothers me. We agreed with this vote. We said, “Yes, let’s all vote on it and not leave it to our government to decide for us.” Leave won. Now all I see is people calling for a new vote.
We had a vote. Don’t you understand what democracy is? If we just did votes everytime someone didn’t get their own way then all hell would break loose.
We have to respect the decision the population made.
“Some people didn’t vote.” Well that’s a shame, but they had their chance.
To be honest, I’m not happy we voted leave. I would have rather stayed. Does that mean I want another vote? No. That would mean we are not truly living in a democracy.
We are leaving. So the best thing to do, the best thing for our country, is to start voicing what we want from Brexit. Complaining about it won’t help us, its too late for that now. We need to come together now to help make sure our government doesn’t screw us over.
There is another thing that bothers me also. The hate leave voters received. They have been branded as racists and fascists. My family voted leave. Why? Honestly immigration was a factor. With a crippling NHS, no houses, a rise of homeless people living on the streets, they worried about how our country would be able to sustain more people. We are an island after all. Other factors were how much we had to contribute to other countries in the EU, a lack of control on our laws and borders. We need to stand together not argue. What’s done is done.
Canada and the USA, along with many other HUGE countries, already want to make trade deals with us for when we leave. I think in the end it will work out. Our country will pull itself back together like we always do and we will stand with our heads held high.
Don’t spread hate, no matter what you voted. Come together, respect eachother and be the great people of Britain I know we are. Have a cup of tea 🙂