I didn't vote for this decision and I disagree with the decision but at the end out the day our country voted for that decision, so I accept it (kinda because I think - hope- something will be arranged, I'm really really trying to remain positive).
Everyone that voted, right or wrong they may be in your opinion, turned up and crossed a box of what they truly believed the right thing was for them. While I'm incredibly disappointed some people came to the conclusion that the EU does nothing to supplement their lives that's their decision to make. I don't live anyone else's life, I don't know how they get by - or not, I don't know what's right or wrong for them.
I think this vote says a lot about the state of politics in our country (and the world) right now. There's something very worrying going on, so much anger and so much division.
Some people blame the immigrants, it's not their fault. Some people blame older people, it's not their fault. All these people pointing fingers at one another for the reason why the remain vote lost, what I see as the fundamental reason is the huge proportion of my generation that did not even cast a vote. Older generations haven't ruined our future, our own generation has let us down. Our friends and classmates that didn't turn up, around two thirds of them in fact. They are who I can't forgive
While I don't think the government do enough to engage young voters, I'm a young voter, they didn't do much to make an effort with me, but I made the effort to turn up, to have a say in my future - OUR future!
With just some quick calculations it's very simple to work out that if of the roughly 3.8 million 'young voters' turned out with the numbers the 'older voters' turned up (around 80%) then a little over 3 million would have turned up to vote, and if they voted in the same way as their peers (75% in, 25% out) then 2,283,882 'young people' would have voted to remain within the EU. Guess how many the Leave campaign won by, it was 1,269,501. So there you have it, you there you who couldn't be bothered to go and vote if you even bothered to register, it's your fault, I blame you.
I accept that the government have their faults, I think they're pretty pants to be honest. I want someone in Westminster to start showing leadership by rallying those around them to take this country forward for what will be very challenging times. They need to appeal to the people of this country, especially those that are so fed up with politics, those that did not vote and those that cast their vote as a protest vote to the establishment with no thought of the repercussions, and make it so hate and prejudice have no place in this country. If that can be achieved, I am sure, regardless of the decision we as a country have made, we will succeed, we will thrive, we will prosper, and be welcome to all.
What's your opinion on it all? Let me know in the comments!