Leaving the EU – some last day tweets

Here are some EU last day thoughts from the Twittersphere:

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist and member of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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  • John Marriott 31st Jan '20 - 9:35am

    As Shakespeare wrote; “Parting is such sweet sorrow”. Stop wallowing in grief, wipe the tears from your eyes and MOVE ON! As an about to be former pragmatic member of what I personally, despite the lectures from certain quarters, always considered to be basically a trading block with a few bits added on, (and who would still vote to rejoin if offered the chance), I look forward to our rolling up our collective sleeves and actually punching above our weight in that big bad world out there. Who knows? If you strip away the rhetoric and the sentiment you might find that, while our growth rate might not be so high and the pound might have a few collywobbles, we might just start to take responsibility for what we do rather than seek to blame somebody else.

  • Helen Dudden 31st Jan '20 - 12:25pm

    Buy British! That was the way when I was young. I’ve been buying British butter and I’m looking to buy British fruit and vegetables. In season, saves on the carbon footprint.

  • Helen Dudden 31st Jan ’20 – 12:25pm……………….Buy British! That was the way when I was young. I’ve been buying British butter and I’m looking to buy British fruit and vegetables. In season, saves on the carbon footprint……………

    Good luck with that; our climate is not condusive to long term self sufficiency…All it needs is a too hard winter, a too dry/wet sping/summer/autumn and ‘whoops’…BTW who will do the picking; you?

  • We can buy British. However even in WW”2 we had to rip up the land to feed the population and we still had to import food. We have NEVER been able to feed ourselves.We are reliant on the rest of the world.We are no longer part of a bigger group with clout but will have to deal on a one to one basis with other countries AND with Trade groups (ie The EU). When will reality sink in?

  • Helen Dudden 31st Jan '20 - 2:28pm

    Things were not perfect in the EU, end of subject. Embrace what we have and move forward, that’s my attitude.

  • Well said Helen Dudden. I voted remain and was gutted that we lost, but it’s now time to move on. Lets have some faith in ourselves and our country, who knows life might OK outside the EU.

  • Helen Dudden 31st Jan ’20 – 2:28pm,,,,malc 31st Jan ’20 – 2:44pm…………

    I note we are still at the ‘Just believe enough and it’ll be all right’ stage. As a nation we can’t be self sufficient and ‘just believing’ won’t make it happen..
    We may do well outside the EU but relying on the impossible doesn’t help anyone.

  • Way to go with the oh-so-sensitive ‘stop wallowing’ comments. Do you tell people who’ve lost a loved one, or had their house trashed by burglars to stop fussing and move on?
    Because that’s what it feels like. No exaggeration.
    And if you don’t get that, well fine. Go and ‘get on with it’ or ‘move on’ or whatever you want to do.
    But don’t go telling the rest of us how we should be feeling or what we should be doing on this ghastly, horrible day.

  • Helen Dudden 31st Jan '20 - 9:03pm

    I lost my partner in a car crash when I was 30 years old, two young children to come home to. You are correct, if course we all have the right to lick our wounds.
    I loved my children so life was extremely difficult. I need say no more.

  • John Peters 31st Jan '20 - 9:21pm

    Kudos to you Helen, and all like you.

    People do survive, I don’t understand how. I’ve never even broken a bone.

  • Helen Dudden 31st Jan '20 - 9:48pm

    Cry your tears, then what doesn’t break you will make you. Love for my children, they at least still had a mother. I think half empty or half full.
    I’ll leave you all too it, I want my country to be great, and if I voted or not for it, it’s time to give what others have fought for, our freedom! Have a Peaceful Weekend, Shalom!

  • Nick Collins 1st Feb '20 - 11:32am

    “Brexit”: an ugly word for an ugly process.

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