Penny Midas Rollo

PENNY MIDAS ROLLO   personal site   (archived 29/08/17; current page is here)

Thanks for visiting. As many of you will know, like 17 million others I voted for BREXIT in the recent EU Referendum. Apparently we're all ill-informed, uneducated rabble, but the 'remain' side might be suprised at how much we actually knew before the vote took place on 23rd June 2016.

Speaking personally, I had always felt "out" was the right choice, but I did some delving around, to make sure, before voting. After three weeks or so of gathering related info, I wrote the blog page on 12th June. It seemed to me that the UK was being asset-stripped, using our "membership contributions" to fund the grants. There was a growing sense of disbelief about all that was coming to light, so I went and dug some more. How had the UK got sucked into this? That, too, became apparent, and was why I subsequently created the comment page (17-19th June), a few days before the EU Referendum. I only wish that many who voted 'remain' had been aware of the bigger picture. The TV debates didn't even scratch the surface.

Twitter, of all the unlikely things, proved invaluable. I'd never given it much credence before, and frankly couldn't understand why people used it. But during the long weeks of delving for facts about the UK's situation, it became apparent that MSM (mainstream media) was providing a rather slanted/biased overview, whereas Twitter seemed to highlight just-about-everything, on a minute-by-minute basis. My endless thanks go to all those on Twitter who provided info for the "blog" and "comment" pages, and subsequently for "The People's Brexit Roadmap" (sent to Cabinet members just before that first meeting at Chequers on 31/08/16).

Some time later, a page was created of links to direct news sources. Disengaging the UK from the EU looks likely to be a long and convoluted process as many legal experts disagree on the best ways for the UK to regain full independence. Will the seemingly-endless legal challenges hold things up indefinitely? Who knows. But if anyone reading this is unsure whether the Brexiteers have got all their marbles, take a look at the "blog", "comment" and "roadmap" pages. We love this country. We just want things to be put right.

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