Sometimes it can be hard to find enough posts for my round-up. Politics isn’t always at the top of the list of things to write about for those with busy lives and young families. Not this time though, this time I could probably fill several round-ups just with posts from the last 4 or 5 days. Yes, the EU Referendum result has got many bloggers flying to their keyboards as we all try to process last weeks result. Nothing from me yet, those who know me well will know how I voted, and I haven’t reached the point where I can string a coherent response together that isn’t just a list of all the swear words I know. Luckily plenty of others have put their thoughts into far more eloquent words than I can manage right now.
In advance I must warn you this may seem an unbalanced round-up, but I asked people to let me read the posts they had written, and this is what was offered up. I also specifically asked later if anyone had written, or seen, any posts from a Leave perspective, and have still only got one contribution from that side of the fence. I would like to thank The Hazel Key for being happy to be included and sharing her thoughts in her post ‘Never be ashamed of what you believe in.‘ I found it interesting to understand a little more about her reasons for voting the way she did and to hear her feelings post-result.
Now onto those who are more upset by the result. And there are a lot of posts from this perspective, I haven’t been able to include them all for fear that this round-up would become a novel, but would like to encourage people to link up their posts at the bottom of this page. I will be reading them all.
Mummy Says wrote a post that made me cry and rage at those who have made their fellow human beings feel this way. I don’t want to precis it for you here, I want you to read it yourself. I will just give you her last line – ‘This morning, my children are waking up in a country which doesn’t feel like home. With my brown skin and Indian name, I’m not sure this land wants me anymore.’
Mummy Barrow apologises to kids in her post, feeling that their future has been effectively ruined.
Lulastic offers advise on a Mindful Brexit – how those angered by the result can move forward and take positive action.
VeViVos doesn’t like the outcome, but hopes we can find a way to pull together and find a way through this.
Chocolate Is Not The Only Fruit worries about the increase in racism bought about by the referendum, and shares her fears for her children.
Romanian Mum looks at the effects on her own European family as she has to reassure her children what it means for them.
DadBlogUK shares his personal lament – he has majors concerns, not just for the country, but for his family.
Mummy and Boo apologises to her daughter, feeling that as a mother she should have the answers and she doesn’t, and she is also scared for the future.
Slouching Towards Thatcham wonders how we didn’t see it coming and wonders what next for a country broken by the referendum.
JB Mum Of One shares her anger and fears in her post Dear Brexiteer, wondering what there could possibly be to celebrate.
Then there are those looking at things from a political perspective:-
Expat Mum uses some great analogies to question where the plan is and why there doesn’t appear to be one when those in charge knew the referendum was coming way in advance.
Ten Pence Piece would like his MP, who voted Leave, to explain in clear terms what the plan is to restore prosperity.
Musings of a 21st Century SAHM takes a look at the political fall out of the post-vote world.
If you need a bit of light relief by this point (and I thank the England Football team for providing that for me on Monday night!) then this post from IndyParent might be for you – a satirical look at the political aftermath of the result.
And to end, those who urge us to find a way to listen to each others views with respect and find a united way to move on from here.
Strollering the Globe feels proper discussion, where we really listen to each others views, is missing in a climate where we communicate via social media memes.
The Family Patch is fearful of what the result could mean for the country, but also wants us to build bridges, not walls, between those with opposing views.
Mum In A Nutshell explains why being a fence sitter means she is in an ideal position to help diffuse the anger bubbling up around her.
Plutonium Sox says she wants to hear your opinion, whichever side you were on. It’s OK to agree to disagree, she wants a civil conversation about it.
Apologies to those who I haven’t been able to squeeze in, apologies to those who feel their side of the debate is under represented – I invite you all to have your say either by linking up a post, or leaving a comment.