Apologies for the emotional phraseology- it isn't meant personally but I feel very passionate about this issue and just feel that we have made a horrendous mistake which will haunt us for a long time. I'll keep on being passionate about it as well. The German -Franco bloc in the EU is getting weaker. Merkel is finished, Macron is unpopular and so we are seeing changes at the top of the EU. Salvini in Italy is finished as well- so the whole EU political imperative is in a state of flux and we would have had a more powerful voice and could have been a catalyst for change within the organisation. And now we'll be an outsider looking in and being dictated to on trade by Ireland and Lithuania and others like them trying to get their share of UK wealth through tariffs.. We have the additional problem of Trump with his phoney trade war with China which is destroying wealth all over the world- the stock markets are very volatile every time he ratchets up the tweets. That's not a rampant capitalist view- it affects the pensions of millions here in the UK who are almost all on defined contribution schemes- we carry the risk of stock market falls. It also affects the values of many of our insurance policies as well.That again is something inevitable after Brexit. Its a serious issue for those approaching retirement. It also affects the tax take for governments so expect tax rises.
And now we have him calling Denmark's PM 'nasty' because she says that selling Greenland to him ( which can't be 'sold') is absurd. We can't seriously rely on America bailing us out when there's such a petulant irresponsible and unpredictable clown in the White House.
I have had to check that my cancer drugs will still be available in November and onwards and luckily mine are sourced through Switzerland- a non EU country so they should be safe. But others might not be so lucky. You see- it affects people personally. its not just a macro economic event, it will affect real people in their real lives. That's why I'm passionate about it and will militate for it not to happen.
Enjoy Tenerife- I really hope that you do. I'm also going to Italy for a week between chemo sessions to get plenty of sun, good red wine and plenty of pasta. But if I get to go again after Brexit I know it will cost me substantially more next time. Lets not fall out about this- I respect your views and opinions but I just feel that we've got this all badly wrong.
Enjoy your holidays!!