Well, that went swimmingly didn’t it?
I’m going to try and keep the swears to a minimum but Jesus fucking Christ what the fuck were people thinking? Jesus fucking fucking Christ you fuckers. Jesus fucking Christ.
And if I see another, “I voted Leave but I regret it now. We didn’t have all the facts.” I will puke. I know there were a lot of lies floating around, but if you didn’t have the facts it was because you didn’t want them. Look harder or don’t vote. Voting isn’t just a right, it is a responsibility and a duty. When you vote you have the fate of the country in your hands. That’s how democracy works. You are expected to make an informed decision. That’s your job. That’s why you have to be eighteen to vote. Because you are expected to take it seriously.
And yes, sorry Leavers, you are all racist. Racism isn’t just when you call somebody a bad name. Racism is also when you destabilise a country’s economy because you think people born in one place should have access to things before people born in another place. That is the very definition of racism – to define an ‘other’ and think you should be put before them. That’s racism. There you go. You know now. Try harder next time.
If you see overcrowded schools and hospitals and your solution isn’t ‘more schools and hospitals’ but ‘less people’ you are a racist. Go you! Now is your moment. Shine on, little hate unicorn. Shine on.
This is Britain. Tolerant Britain. Tolerant Britain that voted against allowing 3000 Syrian children to enter Britain two months ago but somehow, as a nation, manages to find the resources to feed and shelter 8.5 million dogs. What message does that give the world, do you think? What message did the Leave vote give? That we are tolerant? I think we need to put any pretence of tolerance to bed now.
It’s mostly England and Wales, isn’t it? Not Britain. And while Boris Johnson wrote in his column for The Telegraph this morning that “We had one Scotland referendum in 2014, and I do not detect any real appetite to have another one soon” I’m not as sure as he is about that. That guy just loves the whole presenting-an-opinion-as-fact thing, doesn’t he? If I had a pound for every time he told the British public he ‘believed’ something that turned out to be a crock of shit, well, I’d be in Malta this morning buying European passports for my friends and family, instead of sat at a computer filled with impotent rage.
And it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets slightly worse. However many times we are told that renegotiating our position in Europe is an opportunity, it won’t disguise that this is an opportunity for the EU too. Why on earth would they have a negotiating stance that provided anything but the very best deal they can get? They don’t owe us a thing. They are completely within their rights to strip our economy bare.
And who will our politicians and newspapers blame when that happens? Sure as shit not the Leave voters whose fault it actually is. We are North Korea now. We will blame everyone but ourselves.