Due my own views the main outcome is much more than disappointing and a shock if not a surprise.. In that you can expect a thing but still find yourself in sense of shock when it does precisely that.
The other outcome is less disappointing but potentially more telling. Leave have won, so the attention has turned to the profound, wide spread and deliberate lies and opportunistic tub thumping that they used to achieve this end… the end regardless of the road that got them there.
The idea then comes around that:
a) These people are to blame for the outbursts of the deeply unpleasant, offensive and ignorant views..
b) The legitimacy of the result is questioned.. called into question due to the size and number of lies that built the road that took us here.
The second of these is massively disappointing because the point of all this pain was to say clearly what the will of the people was and because above all things this was always going to happen. It was not reserved to the exit campaign to exaggerate, lie and use unfounded rhetoric and certainty of truth formed upon their lies .. both did it .. so we were guaranteed to end up with a situation where whomever lost will not have felt duly beaten but rather they were doomed by these antics to feel instead cheated.
This view that everything is an opportunity in the pursuit of power and personal advantage undermined the campaign in so many ways .. The electorate no longer believes anything anyone says, wont be led or advised by those who can be given no benefit of the doubt in being honest or in representing their interests ..
THE REMAIN CHAMPION
THE EXIT CHAMPION ??
So what do you do now that you’ve manufactured a situation where no one will rest on the result.. You stand aside and leave it to other to resolve, to say things like heal the wounds, bring people together but people didnt loose, least thats no how they see it … they feel cheated .. Before the result was know and remain was believed to be the outcome it was clear some exit leaders were not going to be prepared to accept the result – now its clear the young, the people of Scotland and London, the people who want anything but to move forward with this outcome feel violated and robbed rather than beaten .. and its a problem
A problem which could continue it corrosive repercussion beyond this already seismic moment..
The people never blame themselves for their choices – so who will be blamed when the deal our representatives cant deliver everything they we’re promised with none of the costs they feel they wont need to pay …
What happens when the working conditions and employment opportunities of the already poor and oppressed dwindle and worsen ..
What happens when funding to the services they were told would be bolstered by not making contributions are actually cut to meet the demands of a shrinking economy and the political response to lower tax and protect that part of the economy .. someone always has to pay ..
What happens when Scotland decides it would rather be in a union with all of Europe rather than a lump of land to its south its long held with limited regard … and with whom it voted recently to stick with based on arguments that staying in the UK meant staying in the EU, when it very clearly now means quite the obvious ..
What happens to the lack of belief, the anger and disaffection then ? – let alone those like me who are and see themselves as European and feel horrified to be identified with with this small mentality, this damaging corrosive retrograde decision of our fellow island dwellers.
So what is this .. i was there and im not sure ..
Was it a demonstration against the result to claim a right to not uphold this outcome?
Was it a demonstration against the falsehoods that got us here? (& would have got us there had the result gone the other way)
Was it a demonstration to friends abroad that what has come to pass does not represent us all and this is not in our name?
I would like nothing more than to see this result turned around but i was not there to protest for this, for i fear that regardless of the historically damaging turning point that was this decision – it could yet be more scaring and dangerously undermining to seek to re-write a vote… People wont accept they were lied to until late, to use that now will see them feel utterly cheated and we will be at least as divided .. its quite the horrendous mess
In the meantime we have people chanting slogans like EU we love you at the demo .. how helpful is that? in most EU countries the EU is far from a popular establishment, indeed the suspicion is that similar referendums in other member states would render the same result as in the UK.
This is an organisation with a massive democratic deficit, that takes money from us all and hands vast amounts of it to wealthy land owners, subsidies vast food waste including failing year after year to address its policies that encouraged fisherman to through excess dead catches overboard .. an orgganisation that has never in all its history managed to have its accounts signed off by its auditors and yet invades the democracies of nation states … Yes we are better of in the EU, but we would all be better of, maybe not in this position and maybe not in worse positions in years to come if those pro-EU had done something real about its offensive and unnecessary short comings.
Instead we have political and media seeking to set an agenda and telling people what to think (though not a consistent message)
We have a people who when asked prefer to act out, responding in petulant rebellion, thus fueling increased mistrust by the ruling bubble, decreasing engagement while increasing populist rhetoric, decreasing trust and alignment and increasing petulant rebellion when eventually consulted and round and round …
I admit to not providing a solution but surely it cant come from further alienating the electorate, the politicians are the fewer, the more able to communicate and make a collective change than are the masses – for that reason above all others the onus is on them … but we all hold individual responsibility .. Those who opt to be ignorant and racist are not ignorant and racist because of what has happened, those reason lie elsewhere and deserve their own attention. Those who stoke are not innocent but they are the creators of a far deeper illness
The conservative parties internal debate and point of schizophrenic break .. The EU .. brought unto the population as a whole to overcome their trauma.
While a legitimate point of debate for a country its swiftly descended into farcical spoutings of the highly outlandish and absolutest kind… while the public demand facts – but what facts – what guarantees are they seeking ?
Economic facts about what will happen in the future?
Population growth and distribution patterns in the future?
Speed and nature of political agreements in the future?
There are no facts there are only suppositions, notions, opinions and some well and some poorly grounded predictions.
Still it gives those with racists tendencies to loiter safely in the shadow of those with more practical and a less malignant existence – its become unacceptable to say some people who say not quite borderline racist utterances are racists.. no they are people with genuine and legitimate concerns .. people who suggest Britain’s place in the world has altered this its blood letting days of empire, innovation and bright exploration .. they dont believe in the UK, they are self hating brits – shame be upon them … Yes its a quality debate ..
and when its all well and done many things will have been thrown about and probably everyone on either side will feel cheated, lied to and less debating a fountain of things that weren’t … no one will believe the outcome is the will of the people regardless of what that outcome is ..
Boris..ex Major or London..so unsure which way to go..Leave / Remain..up to the last, NOW converted to lead advocate and devout leaver… Teller of the things about how the EU foists banana controls upon us and diminishes our great light, casting us into their great sinking darkness.
Cameron .. least fit for office PM of UK … so unsure which way to go up until after the phantom renegotiation .. NOW converted to lead remain campaigner and no-er of the country destroying ills that come of leaving.
Then there was a marathon .. none participatory .. wouldn’t even make it the one mile.. not even close
Not quite the US republican debate .. at which its still some some small relief to see even right winger of Europe seemly shocked and appalled .. but that doesn’t stop the Government reverting to .. vote for us – the other guy is a muslim & well you know what that means … campaign .. A new low invading a mainsteam political party who ought to take their responsibility more seriously and no better than to attempt such opportunism..
Thankfully it effectively killed of their campaign – London – no place for this sort of thing and guaranteed their own candidates demise.
Work is done, IT support managing to phone just as I was shutting down and headed in a timely fashion toward the exit.
I minor delay as I explained what was wrong, it was very much the same thing that has been wrong for around 2 month, 6/7 support tickets and 5/6 calls. It was a brief explanation, then off to the Piccadilly line, Heathrow Terminal 4, the one that was the new one for quite along time until they went and build another and renuilt 2.
It’s most convenient the office 5 min jushed walk + intervals of jogging away and a direct connection.
There is a freshness issue brought along by a seat neighbour but it’s running and I’m at Osterley .. Not heard of it but it’s only 5 more stations.
The work meeting provided no answers and am effectively none the wiser but that’s not a thing for now – now Amsterdam and all that whatever this will bring looms .. A nice quiet trip to Pizza Hut, maybe some balloons, suddenly has enticing writen all over it.
Hounslow 3 more stations and the man with the staleness cloud has disembarked himself, breathing is a whole new experience.
Must have been a real treat sat near me on the trains on Sunday on the way home after football, stewing in the Regent’s Park adorning kit, sharing.
Wondering what food they have in the departure hall, been a while .. And hoping I did pack the boarding card and passport… I’ve checked, more than once but that was another moment and you never can be too sure especially when one is a true master of loosing stuff. Both of the two things could be considered stuff and therefore must be viewed as at risk. Still not checking it again – not now – no point.. just about there, 1 station .. the problem will be comsiderable either way if we’ve parted ways somehow, somewhen..
Liverpools most useless of managers is inspiring sterling must stay – he has a contract – it’s true.. He does … Not sure how that serves to resolve matters other potentially one more reason being eeked out..
It would certainly preferable if ot were the other way around..
There is a pret .. Pret the familiar .. pret the London infester – but pret the actually pretty good.. And while outside of an airport a very mid market sort of sand which option, within such little close of world, with its ever fixed price a veritable bargain of foods.
KL1026 Amsterdam – 18:25
KL1024 Amsterdam – 18:35
That’s rather more regular than manier weekend underground service
There are it seems a lot of flights to Amsterdam – most popular if spiradically times route. But for the 18:30 inclined traveler, options be abound.
Fokker 70 – quite big and not the largest.
In way of evidence that we may not be the first to have struck upon the notion of Amsterdam based stag trips, others are unashamedly strutting through the cabin adorned in novelty clothing.. One in particular..
Someone got up and shouted my name randomly as some people entered .. It came directly from behind me so I turned .. I know that one of the other unfamiliar members of the soon to be assembled collective is a fellow traveler on this flight and couldn’t fathom if this were a wholly random event, or if that was the name of the tall but no longer young chap then wondering into the plane .. I presumed it was the latter .. Given the lack of subsequent interaction I can only deduce this was not the case
Slip and slide
Not quite free, car didn’t float free upon the Tarmac but it did wonder and seek to strike out on little adventures on unusually numerous occasions. A nuance that seemed to do the title few favours.
That was though yesterday – today is only moderately warmer but having gotten a lift personally at least I encounters no such issues.
The sun is sort of up, daylight now seems to be back to greet the morning departures, no more midnight darkness to begin the day. Feelings that this really isn’t any time at all to be consciously operating myself & work bound can at least be said to be a less & less legitimate where they persist.
Yesterday I had a meeting .. Well I interjected a meeting only to find myself defending an 11% downturn in performance target that wasn’t. At the time I didn’t realise it wasn’t, having only the day before submitted the numbers I quite errantly assumed that this must have been a thing.. A real thing, a thing in the numbers – I dos remember a downturn at the beginning of the year. It was on the graph, I remembered my graph but it hadn’t looked like 11%, it had barely been visible to passing glance … Still I stuck to the line that if this was the trend then it would not immediately be u-turned about and held fast, a generic line that has a sort of generic truth about it.
When this flurry of activity was over, I went away and looked at the numbers, what if any ways were there to improve the clearly Ill received 11%? –
– There was no 11%
I looked at it some more – nope no sign of it.. So having circulated the numbers yesterday, what then became clear is that someone had seen their way clear to reconstituted the numbers into another form and in so doing applied a change which had come up, inadvertently and incorrectly with quite different numbers .. Handy – This then was not the trend, I could instead hold fast to quite a different trend and perhaps with a visit to the pub come to consider that this discussion on non-existing matters never was either.
On the plus side the solution to the problem being discussed was happily available without really changing anything .. I could head home safe in the knowledge that the ravid assumption underpinned targets were fine as they were and would of course all but certainly predict… Ney determine with exacting certainty .. how the world would play out in 2015 – the power that is excel.
The taxi rank at king cross station since its recent refurbish and rebuild has the form of a mini platform, taxis pull in and in chain form roll through picking up their fate and rolling out the other end. It’s not a revolutionary concepts and one available to interested parties at any number of bus stations throughout the land. Most mornings it operates unmanned, not though today – today a purple vested network rail man is busy at work, Walkie talkie in hand be flailed meaningfully at the cabs in much the way porters do outside the receptions of their hotels as the summon cabs for departing guests.. A movement somewhere between pointing out the taxi to the punter and pointing out the need to stop for the fare to the taxi ..
If the taxis were all here lined up in slow shuffle formation unaware of why, ignoring the fares who we’re trying desperately to wrench their way in, feat planted against the cabs sides, tearing upon fastly locked doors of unaware cabs – then the purple vested man was performing a fine service. If the cabs on the other hand were passing past queues of 5 all dumbfounded and perplexed by what action came next, an undiminished queue, while enraged cabbie after enraged cabbie tore with empty load away from the scene, then again the purple vested man was saving many from an unnecessarily poor start to the day.
But why today – had this been the scene on recent mornings? Is that why he was now here? Would he now be here to guard against such events going forward?
If so what did that say about the world and was he really the solution that the participants in this particular dance needed or was their plight not a call for something more?
Perhaps tomorrow the purple vest Man will be recalled – dispatched to take alternative remedial action in some other sphere of network rails world – either that or he’s just some helpful random who pilfered a vest and has been down toys r us to pick up one of their fine lines in none military grade communication devices – it’s good to have a hobby.