I'm not afraid to admit I'm terrified(405 Posts)
I really am. It feels like we're hurtling towards no deal Brexit with a coward and idiot at the helm who couldnt organise a booze up in a brewery.
What are we heading for? Huge economic crash? War?
I am terrified too @StealthPolarBear.
I'm EU and in theory have nothing to be afraid of as I have acquired my British citizenship, as has DH - consequently, DS is dual citizen from birth.
But our jobs are strictly dependent on the budget the government will define for public expenditure and that can change quite a lot if the economy crashes.
Also, DH only comes back at weekends, I'm enjoying the help of PIL who have moved here semi-permanently to stay with us, and they might have to go back home for 3 months after every 3 months or apply for a visa, which is sad. Freedom of movement is one of the best outcomes of the EU.
But besides personal circumstances, I find everything so disheartening. I don't want to go back to my f** country as someone would say, as it's also dominated by an idiotic far-right individual (any guesses? Lol)
Terrified for NI too.
Brexit is bad enough but what is glaringly obvious is the degree that the UK government is buggered. It has shown itself to be incapable of making a firm decision and making things happen.
After 3 years it is getting worse not better and there is no sign of it improving.
Bad things can and do happen and the UK government is deluded to think that it can't happen at home.
My birthday, Halloween, is a scary day. This year, the year I turn 40 will be extra terrifying and nothing to do with ghouls and ghosts. The horrors and evils are all running Brexit. Stealth this year I will turn 60. I voted Remain but there's fuck all I can do about what is happening now apart from voting against Brexit and Brexit parties. Voltaire counselled against dim witted optimism in Candide but there is a difference between that and stultifying pessimism. In the end all we can do is cultivate our garden whatever that garden is.
I am terrified for people like my friend. She has MH issues including anxiety. It was being worsened by things like living in an unsecure building and a spate of stabbings in our town. She launched a tirade on fb against Jeremy Corbyn. When someone asked why she hated him so much she said it's his fault 'we haven't left yet' and 'I care about the nhs'. She is not getting the therapy and support she needs due to lack of funding (austerity I think) so she is getting angry about the state of the nhs. She obviously voted for Brexit thinking it will help the nhs. Maybe even believed the bus, I don't know . Now like him or loathe him, I don't think it's JC's fault we haven't left. She seemed to think he was frustrating the process during talks with TM. Truth is, there's a lot more to it than that. I don't think she's even considered the NI border issue because she's going through so much. She said she 'just wanted change '. She thinks Nigel Farage knows what he's talking about and the Brexit party is a 'good concept'. It really worries me, vulnerable people like this who vote for 'change' ie Brexit thinking it will solve their problems like crime and funding for the nhs when it will most likely make things worse. I tried to explain as did some others but I'm not sure it went in.
I am terrified too. I am 'guilty' of being an immigrant and of having taken a civil service job , leavers would presume from a British person? I have met so many leavers blindly listening to Farage and Trump shit. I can't leave because my ex (my DC dad) is here and I would be depriving my kids of their father. Otherwise I am no longer sentimentally attached to UK like I was before.
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