By Dan Antunes
Today we come to the realisation that many Labour leave voters, voted to get Brexit done. A compromise that may have cost us access to certain public sector benefits and a better rate of equality among social classes, there may be a higher likelihood that ‘’Brexit will be done’’, but do the voters understand the whole scope of their decisions.
Looking up to the political heavens, which today reflected the same grey uncertainty that our country is bound to face, we must hold onto hope that the next 4 years aren’t as turbulent as forecasted.
A Christmas gift for some, the family gatherings that’ll take place this holiday season will be sprinkled with joy or sorrow depending on what side of the political fence you stand on. Although the silver lining of having a date to get Brexit done puts our country on a clearer trajectory, the idea of voting consciously for a singular policy seems worthwhile in concept, but does it undermine more pressing issues we need to be focusing on?
To quote the highly fabled Chinese expression, “May you live in interesting times”, the future seems less certain than ever. A year that should determine the economic and social structures of the next decade, 2020 brings optimism for those who want to leave the EU and those wanting a definitively new era for Great Britain, but will the deal look after the interests of all our citizens?
Whether it’s the neglect of environmental issues, the instability of our NHS, the state of public funding, the myriad of other problems we’re set to face, and a new opposition leader, we have to ask whether we’ve made the right choice for ourselves and future generations.
We’ve made our choice, now we must stand firm in the hope or anarchy that will befall our mighty nation. As Johnny Nash sang in the 70s, ‘‘there are more questions than answers, and the more I find out the less I know’’, 2020 will demand patience regardless of your political preference.