England, post-Brexit

So on Friday the referendum results were released, and it seems like the UK is now on course to exit the EU. I found it an ideologically disappointing result, but being physically situated rather far away from Europe I can’t say I felt terribly affected by it all.

In fact, as the GBP dropped in value I realised that my upcoming overseas conference in Brighton has effectively been discounted slightly. Yay?

On the other hand, it seems that the referendum has emboldened racist/nationalist sentiment and it might be an unpleasant experience for someone who doesn’t look… traditionally English. Hoping I won’t get such an experience myself during the trip!

In the longer term, it seems quite possible that the results of this referendum might fuel rash populist/nationalist sentiment elsewhere, especially in neighbouring countries. A worrying trend, indeed.

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Posted on June 26, 2016, in Ponderings, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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