There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Well, 10 days have passed and we’re still here. In fact, with the main political protagonists having gone to ground, you could almost say that we are being managed by an unelected bureaucracy in the form of the Civil Service. All I can say is that it’s a good job that there’s someone to keep the show on the road otherwise we’d have anarchy; defined as utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government. Sounds good to me. Still, less of the dreaming and back to the real world with all its inherent difficulties. Just for the record, however, when I was at the Ministry of Defence as a lowly squaddie, for 5 years, I worked with civil servants and formed quite an admiration for their institution.  So my views are based on firsthand experience and not headlines in the tabloid press. Still, why let the truth get in the way of a headline? Which brings me to my point.

This is that, like most other people, I have my own beliefs and prejudices.  Many of these I rationalise but I always try to never let them get in the way of the facts. That’s why I prefer science over religion. One starts with a predetermined answer while the other looks for answers. That allows me the luxury of changing my opinion if people can prove that the evidence doesn’t support my beliefs. It’s also why I rather like that old quote, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?”

So, in regard to the referendum, I voted with my head and I’m embarrassed that people at the head of the other camp, having failed to win the economic argument, reached into the gutter. So, will I just roll over and play dead when people say, “Give up, you lost”? No I won’t.  And, as I keep saying, “There’s a long way still to go”.  Watch this space.

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