It’s now about two months since the UK voted to leave the EU. You may know that I was really quite upset about the Brexit vote; in fact the result, and what happened in the country immediately following the referendum, affected me so strongly emotionally, that I didn’t post much about it on social media. I was afraid I’d be too aggressive. Like someone with anger management issues, I kept away from a conflict in case I’d throw the first punch. I firmly believe in a calm and constructive political debate, not hot-headed crowd-pleasing rhetoric, so I kept quiet until I knew I could express myself as rationally as possible.
Luckily the Englishman and I had booked a social media detox holiday to France only a few days after the shocking events here in the UK, so I had time to calm down.
Recently, when I was asked by journalist Priya Virmani to take part in a video series called Brexit: What Do the people REALLY think?, I jumped at the chance to talk about the vote, and how it has affected me both personally and in my new career as author/entrepreneur. I felt I was ready to be calm and collected, but I tell you, I really struggled to contain myself during the interview not to burst into tears or start ranting and raving.
Here is the interview, which was recorded outside The Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End. Do follow the Facebook page here, where over the days and weeks to come Priya will post interviews with ordinary people about the Brexit vote.
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