I was hoping Patti that my sarcasm would show through.
The whole caboodle seems like it's completely out of the general public's control, whereas in the past I have always felt we had channels open to us to 'get at' a problem, if we didn't know what it was, there were avenues open to ask for most things. Nobody at our level seems to be able to affect what is going on in the Government when even the MPs have been denied that privilege - let alone ruddy Wikipedia.
We normally NEVER discuss politics on the forum - something all the founder members here agreed on before we started - but it deeply affects how I feel about this issue as it happens.
OK I'll say in public that I voted to Remain, however distasteful I found the fact that in the first place only 72% of voters bothered to do so, hence the 52% that decided to Leave were only 37% of the voting public in the first place 'really' anyway and so the margin between Stay and Go is similarly eroded. Hence to my mind as a normal person, I would always have thought a margin of X% would have been necessary to carry it either way. After all - the Government had set that as a benchmark when they agreed to the 'Independence ' referendum in Scotland comparatively very recently. However badly the whole caboodle was handled - I didn't like it one little bit but along with one helluva lot of folk who were Remainers, though not all of us, recognised PDQ that we were stuck with it, so we'd have to grow to like it. After all normally when any vote goes the wrong way for you personally, it turns out that there are advantages the other way too, even if not for you personally. The decision this time TBH should never have been personal - if I even remotely thought that I would lose out but that would then mean my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren should gain - then I'd live with myself better knowing I'd done the right thing.
Personally I've been quite unable to perceive any advantages for anybody here.
For God's sake - who the hell is going to pay the electric bill before the light at the end of the tunnel is completely switched off?