So the Brexit thing rumbles on.
There seems to be no getting away from it.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to the reaction though. I have never seen such bitter venom and bile being thrown around by the losing side. Even the winning side seem to be losing the plot a bit with the accounts of xenophobia being tossed around in the meeja, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if those reports were put out by the Remain crowd as at this stage there seems to be no end to their anger.
This referendum was in the air for years [God knows there was a big enough build up to it], so why are the Remain crowd so amazed at the result? Did they somehow imagine that their arguments were so persuasive that they couldn't possibly lose? Were they so cock sure and confident that they couldn't even comprehend the idea that they mightn't get their way? Quite frankly the Remain side are coming across as a bunch of childish whingers, throwing their toys out of the pram and stamping their feet because they didn't get their way.
The Brexit affair bears some resemblance to the smoking ban. Back then we heard mutterings that there was a ban in the offing [not that we were consulted or anything] but most just assumed it was some hairbrained scheme that everyone would ignore and that eventually it would become consigned to a dusty basement somewhere. After all, no one could be so insane as to ban smoking everywhere? It would never happen.
But it did. For those of us who enjoyed a smoke with our pint, we suddenly woke to a new world where nothing would ever be quite the same again. How we would have loved to turn the clock back a few months to put our arguments more forcefully. How we would have loved to step back to a time where there was no "them" and "us". But there were no riots or large scale protests: we just got on with life. But where we had little or no warning as to the radical change in our futures, the Brexit Remain crowd had every warning.
So stop wining. Stop blaming the elderly, the Lower Orders and anyone else who you think is to blame. Stop this notion that if everyone was as intelligent or as well educated as you that Remain would have won. That is just condescending shite and a sign of a small mind. You lost your argument and your life will probably never be quite the same, but you'll just have to learn to live with it.
Now maybe you know how smokers feel!