“I can’t help but feel somewhat uneasy seeing calls for a do-over of the referendum”

A great post from fellow blogger Matt Bates, who eloquently captures the difficulties our society is facing post-referendum and the need to unite across the many divides.

Matt Bates

I do not support Brexit. I did not vote for it nor do I particularly value the arguments made by the Leave Campaign. I don’t at all agree with the fundamental principles of an ‘Out’ vote, nor do I think it particularly constructive given the undeniably globalised future we are headed towards. The EU was one (often flawed) representation of how co-operation can be achieved; of how identities can be constructed and shared, to everybody’s (ish) gain.

But I can’t help but feel somewhat uneasy seeing calls for a do-over of the referendum. A key reason as to why the Leave campaign was able to claim a majority in votes cast is the extent to which their voices resonated in ‘Labour heartlands’ or traditionally working class areas. Tory policies of austerity, combined with divisive media rhetoric, has cultured an atmosphere in which many people in these areas (and across the UK) have…

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