Diary Friday 24rd June 2016

Photo taken by me – my 2016 diary
Preston, England
June 24, 2016 4:16pm CST
A quiet day in my personal life and the second & last required attendance at a psychology course for getting the unemployed over 50’s into a more positive frame of mind for job searching, which was about two hours of pleasant time wasting. Home life was calm, with the usual glaring brooding silence from my sister but the national news was depressing. The referendum vote on whether the UK should stay in the European Union led to a victory for the exit, (or Brexit) side, which my vote opposed. The result has led to the resignation of the remain campaign supporting prime minister while Scotland, who voted for remaining in Europe are calling for a new referendum on their own independence. The withdrawal from European protection also means problems for Northern Ireland. The sheer chaos is making many Brexit supporters regret their decision. Arthur Chappell
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• United States
25 Jun 16
I've been watching the news, but feel things will settle and everyone will adjust. I can understand how upsetting it is because the vote was so close. I'm interested though in your sister...it sounds like her glaring brooding silence is a normal thing you put up with. That really sounds difficult and right in your face.
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• Preston, England
25 Jun 16
@Jeanniemaries yes, it is very much the norm at home - something I'm having to endure daily - it really is quite disgusting
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• United States
25 Jun 16
@arthurchappell I hesitate to "like" that! Is your sister old? Bored? Sick? Disappointed in life? How sad to live like that.
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• Preston, England
25 Jun 16
@Jeanniemaries she is 53, a year younger than me - all down to my asking for family support when he eldest sun was stealing my property - I was left to wait until he condescended to return it in his own time - it was eventually thrown back at me unsealed with a message that my sister and her husband and 3 sons plus their girlfriends would never talk to me again unless essential - apparently this includes when being here while my mum's health is severely deteriorating
@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
25 Jun 16
It was certainly a momentous day for Great Britain, I think it is a good thing actually with all the problems within the EU and the bailout required,
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun 16
It will be a time of turmoil for a while I guess.
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@Corbin5 (106128)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Lot of fallout for many countries due to this voting outcome. Seems like this may become a trend for many countries. Glad home was a bit calmer for you today.
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@KristenH (24049)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
24 Jun 16
This is shocking to hear. Why did they decide to bail out of the EU?
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• Preston, England
24 Jun 16
racial prejudice @KristenH the notion without foundation that going it alone will protect our borders
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@KristenH (24049)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
25 Jun 16
@arthurchappell Really? Now that's shocking to hear.
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• Preston, England
25 Jun 16
@KristenH many of the most ardent brexit campaigners have strong far right leanings sadly
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@koopharper (6284)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
Who knows where this is going to lead. The precedent for Canada is quite worrisome.
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• Preston, England
24 Jun 16
@koopharper the uncertainty is devastating the stock markets too
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@KristenH (24049)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
24 Jun 16
I think you meant prime minister and not president, @koopharper.
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• Canada
24 Jun 16
@KristenH I meant precedent not president. . The worry I'm referring to is Quebec's separatist movement. I get that the Quebecois don't like people from as far away as British Columbia having a say in how things are done in Quebec. They feel they have so little in common with much of the rest of the country.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
25 Jun 16
Is that what happened in the UK that drove the Dow Jones down by over 600 points?
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• Preston, England
25 Jun 16
@marsha32 yes, the result has thrown our economy into great uncertainty
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
25 Jun 16
I haven't studied the pros and cons of UK pulling out. Its something I need to read up on. I've mostly focused on the politics here in the U.S. I don't like where that is going. It's worrisome.
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@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jun 16
time will tell how this plays out.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jun 16
It sure is causing a stir on the stock market and such. I wonder if the folks who put this into motion had any idea or cared about the effect it would have on the country.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
24 Jun 16
It sounds like many didn't really think it through and what would happen after.
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Jun 16
Sounds like there's more to it than simply saying "Yo, later, Dudes, we're going back to how it was before."
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@pgntwo (21648)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
22 Jan 17
Regret or no, they're soldiering on with it, it seems.Fools...?
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• Preston, England
22 Jan 17
@pgntwo it was rashly put to a referendum that should never have happened and that was never required other than as an election strategy and sadly the majority of citiens voted for it so the government has no choice but leaving the common market too is just dumb
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
25 Jun 16
This course seems like a good time to get all the over-50s together for coffee session. With Brexit a reality, I doubt companies are looking at hiring more people. They are probably thinking about moving to EU or to downside in UK.
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• Preston, England
25 Jun 16
@scheng1 just water - no coffee - many companies may well go abroad now sadly
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
25 Jun 16
I've read about Brexit online and on the news. What a mess! Your sister's behavior sounds awful and childish. Do you know the cause? Have you tried speaking to her?