I apologise in advance for the political topic. *Sighs* It almost seems too serious for my blog but I may as well get my undervalued opinion out there.
Most people within the UK had probably woken up with a bitter taste after the realisation that Britain had made its decision – to LEAVE the EU.
This probably isn’t going to come as a shock to you, as the reoccurring topic within social and general media has been nothing but this. Also it’s been several days and news like this spreads fast. I believe in living in a democratic society and if the people have decided that they no longer want to be a part of the European Union, then so be it. You can’t argue with democracy. However, I would have wished for the contrary.
No country has left the EU before, so there’s a lot of uncertainty and apprehension around this. Rightfully so, too.
The undeniably shocking result comes with lots of worries and concerns for the large businesses and their partners, major companies etc. But it’s already starting to have a tremendous impact on local businesses and smaller companies, which is nothing but unfortunate. The effect this is going to have on issues such as immigration, jobs, trading etc is unfathomable at this very point.
To be completely honest, right now, I’m more concerned about how the result is going to affect me. Like everyone I assume. Time will have to tell us how that all pans out but it’s a scary thought. The future seems confusing as it is, regardless to the changes that are going to occur from here onward (it’ll probably kick off when Cameron resigns officially in October later this year). I’m more concerned; being a student starting further education in September. We simply do not know the full affects of this huge national decision.
There are a lot of stats and figures out there, with one showing that 75% of 18 to 24 year-olds had voted remain. Many universities also expressed their disappointment and concern, as has the National Union of Students (NUS). It’s big stuff for the education sector.
It will however take a minimum of two years for the UK to leave the EU.
I think the chaos will continue for a while as the dust slowly settles.
We’ll just have to remain positive and hopeful for the future that lies ahead for us Brits.