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All the EU Referendum has really highlighted in this country of ours is the big divide between people here.

That is those of us who want a progressive, open and forward looking country which can cope with rigours of the modern world who are largely Remain Voters.

Against those of us who want to live in an isolated, closed and backward country which want to hide from the modern world who are largely Leave Voters.

I think is starting to be lost more and more by the Leave Voters who have a very blinkered view of what leaving EU really represents as it’s nothing to getting control back but the future of everything connected to the United Kingdom.

It’s future direction and involvement with the world around it.

The very existence of the United Kingdom itself as a a single entity.

The future of our children and how they survive the unenviable change what will come with technologies especially those connected to the Internet.

EU Referendum is becoming bigger and lot more complex than the Leave Voters thought it would mainly because they failed to see beyond their own closed minds which were only focused on arcane concepts like Nationalism and Patriotism.

It is certainly becoming a real battle between those in the United Kingdom who want to move forward into a brighter, if scary future, and those who want to go back to what they believe a more secure and less scary past!

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In the end you have really start to wonder about the British Business sector in general as currently it certainly does not serve the customers, the people who buy things off them, or employees, those who actually make their money, but a elite set of shareholders, those people who take the money out of the business and put nothing back.

So this is called Capitalism?

From where I stand it looks more like a legal protection racket run by elite group of gangsters which is a whole new definition of what Capitalism actually means!

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The more you listen to the Leave Voters and Brexiteers here in the United Kingdom the less you believe what they are saying any more as all they can say is the same things over and over again!

You start to get more of a feeling from them they are trying so hard to justify their actions which is not working even for themselves.

In the end they may think they won but the truth is they have lost as all it highlighted is they can only look backwards, inwards and most of all they are afraid to embrace the world around them in all it’s glory.

The sad fact is both Leave Voters and Brexiteers live in fear of the big bad world outside of their little island sanctuary this green and pleasant land. A land which is being destroyed by their short sighted actions which has allowed a National Socialist Government flourish here spreading its policies of hate, bigotry and petty nationalism.

And what do they do they close their eyes to the damage they have caused all in the fate hope it is a nightmare and it will go away!

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What has been really lost to most of both Remain and Leave Voters is just how Brexit has highlighted that we need to overhaul our Democracy here in the United Kingdom!

The current way we vote in MPs and they way they function as MPs in Parliament is flawed and archaic that it belongs to a United Kingdom which has long gone. It cannot cope with the rigours of a modern 21st Century country which we need to be to survive as a functioning society.

Simply put the United Kingdom simply is not working as a functioning society and only keeps going because of the grim determination of people in the right places putting a lot of effort.

It is only a matter of time before whole economy and fabric of society here in the United Kingdom will collapse and simply stop working. At which point even the rich elite in their ivory towers will not be safe from the resulting fire storm as everything collapses.

My personal view it is time for those people from both sides who have the wherefore and determination to change the United Kingdom so it works for everyone not the few, that is fix our broken country where ever it ends up.

It is time to put aside the old notions of nationalism and patriotism and start to build a society based on tolerance, inclusion and diversity as it end that will make society stronger not weaker.

But sadly in modern United Kingdom my words will be ignored or ridiculed as those of a left-wing loony or dreamer but everyone knows we need to change to too scared to stick their necks out any more.

I am not as I refuse to live in fear!

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With all that is going on both in the United Kingdom and United States with governments which are openly blaming the immigrants for the woes of the country and calling those for no fault of their own are poor, disabled and mental ill scroungers, a drain on society even sub-human.

All this supported by a extreme right wing media and establishment who enforce these ideas with stories and propaganda which openly tell lies pushing aside the high ideals of media of being impartial especially in the case of the United Kingdom’s press including The Sun, The Times and the Daily Mail to name a few.

This is very much like Hitler’s 1930’s Germany during which his National Socialist Party did the exactly the same to the poor, disabled and mentally ill marginalising them as members of society. They also blamed the immigrants and Jews for all the ills for society and the economy, though now they target the Muslims rather than Jews.

Those who do not see the similarity are either blind or hiding their heads in the sand oping it is not happening again. All this regardless since the voting in of Mr Trump as President in the United Kingdom and Brexit vote here in the United Kingdom the extreme right wing parties, called Alt-Right in the United States, now openly state their xenophobic, homophobic and hate filled views openly on the media and started to be accepted by people who really should know better.

But the worse people of all in this process much as in 1930s Germany are those who say nothing when they know what is happening is wrong as by saying nothing when they could of done nothing they make themselves no better than people who are spreading hate.

In 1930’s there was a prominent Protestant pastor called Martin Niemöller who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps who is remembered for a famous quote which was valid then and it is now in our current situation.

The quotation goes as follows:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

This should be a sobering reminder to those both in the United Kingdom and United States who say nothing that saying nothing now is not the right thing do!

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As Article 50 takes hold it is time we Remain Voters took a more pragmatic view of the whole situation rather than getting angry start to play the real long game which frankly the Brexit and Leave Voters are not playing.

Remember they are only looking at the short term and really never had any idea of what they are doing or where the country is going even now.

Remember they represent a group of people who are happy to look backwards and live in fear. In addition they are part of a world and system which is in the process of being replaced by newer way of doing things which the first evidence of which is already evident with advent of the Basic Wage and new ways of working over the internet.

Taking an analogy within the Computer Industry the current battle happening here within the United Kingdom between the Anti-EU and Pro-EU is much like the battle between Commercial and Open Source Software which still is far from over.

Anyone who has been paying attention could not of failed to notice the inroads Open Source Software has made into the Computer Industry despite the open hostility of the Commercial side of the Industry namely Microsoft and Apple.

Rather than Open Source getting angry, despairing or giving up they continued on and moved forward in big leaps and bounds while the Commercial side thinking they had won have grown complacent and stagnate really hoping on hope people will keep buying from them.

So now we have a situation where Open Source is now used everywhere and started to drive the Computer Industry forward again even put back life back into an industry which was dying on it’s feet.

So what I am saying those Pro-EU people who feel trapped, despair and angry should start to play the long game and start to find ways to move forward and forge new relationships with Europe and the World. That is out develop much as Open Source those people around you who look backwards and live in fear that is the average Leave Voter.

I know this is a hard and painful process but in the end by doing this the Remain Voters will be in a stronger position to face the future and they will have a better more open world view. The world will be our Oyster and we can leave those around us who fear the future and forge our own future.

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It seams that a growing number of people here in the United Kingdom have used the Brexit vote in last June as an excuse for intolerance, racism and all forms of bigotry against a wide range of people.

But Brexit is not and never was an excuse for such behaviour but it does reflect the darker side of our British society which until the Brexit vote was suppressed by our own sense of right and the fact as a country we looked outwards and forwards.

What has become increasing clear, especially with Mrs May’s concoction of saying Brexit has the mandate of all the people which is a lie, this intolerance, racism and bigotry is now coming from the top of society and government even to a point now it is sanctioned by Mrs May’s Government and the Conservative party itself.

The country I knew before Brexit which was tolerant, polite and embraced both the future and wider world is becoming a country of impolite, intolerant, racist and bigoted nation who think it is perfectly acceptable to be rude and demeaning about people around them.

In my view Brexit is not excuse for this behaviour and it is high time those of us who find this behaviour disgusting and offensive start to put these people in their places as they still do not represent the large majority of British people.

But sadly a vocal minority as always shout down the quiet majority much as modern way of things even if the vocal minority are wrong!

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