Well the last ninety six hours have been interesting to say the least. Heated, fraught, sad and angered. Who would have expected that a vote no one was really interested in would cause such friction?
I have spent the last 3 days trawling through papers, TV and social media to try and get an informed response to Thursday's result. So i voted to remain. I stand by my decision but I am happy to listen to the other side of the argument and why you would vote to leave the EU. Everyone has their own personal reasons and I would never tell someone that my reasoning was more important than theirs. That is what a democracy is all about.
What I do have a problem with is the vile racism that I am seeing on social media and in the Press. People born and bred in this country being told to "go home" "you're not welcome" - and I am saying that in the nicest possible way to avoid offending you with swearing.
Channel 4 news shared some feeds today of English people telling Polish and Muslims (not even part of EU) to speak English properly or leave. Who taught these people to behave like that? I was brought up to be kind and compassionate to all my fellow people regardless of colour or race.
What I have seen in the past few days deeply saddens me. I used to think Great Britain was great. Now I'm not so sure. Our country is broken and not by those that voted to leave as many that did, did with their own reasoning, but by those racists who find it acceptable to act like animals in the street and take the UK, Great Britain or England back centuries.
We have to move on collectively - work together and fix our differences. These minorities that are scarring the already fragile reputation of the UK need to be stopped - we need everyone else to come together and unite like we once did and again become a United Kingdom.