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Simon Wardley #NfN #EEA @swardley
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X : Being a quitter, do you ever listen to the concerns of those who wish to remain?
Me : I listen to many opposing views from @acgrayling to @williamheath to @mikebutcher to ... a long list. The views belong to sensible people, often friends and including family.
X : I don't get why you support brexit?
Me : My reasons are around democracy and sovereignty.
X : Why are you against a people vote then?
Me : I was against holding the first referendum. I'm certainly not in favour of a re-run.
X : You know you're on the wrong side of history.
Me : In your view, not mine. That history has yet to be written. I do not know who is right or wrong.
X : I can't agree with you. I'm going to have to unfollow.
Me : That's your choice, not mine. I will still follow you.
... democracy isn't about everyone agreeing with each other. If this was the case, we wouldn't need democracy. It's the least worst system to get some form of compromise over the long term in order for society to move forward.
X : But we're not moving forward, we're moving backwards.
Me : We are certainly struggling to come to terms with the divisions in our society that we have ignored for so long. But, I would argue, that realising you're sick is the first step to treating the causes of sickness.
X : But UK was prosperous and doing well, look at what's happening now. The sickness is brexit.
Me : I would argue that view is a problem. For a few, the UK was doing well. For many, it was anything but. I still don't think people understand how divided and unfair our society is.
X : But leaving the EU will make it more unequal.
Me : Maybe, but that's not the point. We were ignoring the problem, if we had voted to remain then we would have continued ignoring it. The shock of #brexit for many was that so many disagreed. It's a wake up call to reality.
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