EU Referendum Result: The UK Has Voted To Leave The European Union, Brexit Campaign Declare Victory. That is the headline of the Huffington Post that I never expected to see. It was close but not so close as to make it questionable. 51.8% is pretty well as good a majority as the Scottish Independence No vote that kept the UK in one piece.
The sad part about this vote is that it has divided families more or less on age grounds. We greybeards are strongly in favour of getting out. Our experience of being a free, self-governed country is not shared by our children and many of them feel that being in the EU is the way forward.
All we oldies can see is that the EU does not know where the forward gears are. Its unelected elites do not understand the meaning of the word reform. Clearly neither does David Cameron, whose constant bleat during that interminable campaign was that we should remain in a reformed EU and influence its development. Fanciful dreaming! Now we have control again but will the present government press ahead with the rigmarole of getting us unshackled from our slave owners? I think one thing is for certain. It will take an inordinately long time for the negotiations even to begin – just as it has taken an inordinately long time for the promised reforms for Scotland to be put in place (with them demanding more all the time and moving the goalposts).