Brexit; it’s my fault…

Yes, I’m partly to blame, I forgot to vote yesterday. I planned to vote. I got the polling card,  I saw the reminders on Twitter and Facebook, even my mother reminded me to vote on the day. And I didn’t. Why?

I could blame my husband, who wanted to come voting with me. He didn’t get a polling card, so I didn’t see the point of him coming along. But okay, I didn’t want to upset him and waited for him to come home. He didn’t. Well, he did, but later than planned and not when I was home. He was supposed to get some things from Homebase this morning as he passes the store on his way to work. He didn’t, had to do it after work, only to realise they didn’t sell what he wanted and had to go all the way to the B&Q. So he was home late. In the mean time I took the kids to see a play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by the local drama school. And forgot to vote. So it’s my fault, and that of 600.000 other voters who didn’t.

I’m not sure what the consequences are in the long run. Fortunately I have an Australian passport next to my Dutch one, so I guess I’m pretty safe in my right to stay in the country. But does my mother now need a visa to visit us? Is IKEA getting more expensive (the things I worry about, lol!)? Will everything cost dearer to make up for the loss of income because of Brexit? I read in a Flipboard article this morning that the UK is the only country in history to vote for a recession. I don’t want to be part of this bit of UK history. I should have voted…

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