spud42 wrote:as a British citizen with a passport, but living in Australia i wonder where this leaves me?
as a permanent resident since 1967 there really hasnt been a downside to still retaining my citizenship and the up side was when i went on holiday i didnt need to worry about visas etc or immigration...
Join the club mate, I married possibly the most beautiful and intelligent Australian that country had to offer. I'm mightily surprised that their countries special forced aren't trying to kidnap her back from a backward win-gin pommie like me. The UK (if it stays the UK which I have my doubts about that) wants to cut itself off and why? A few people have seen a profit opportunity inherent in upsetting the status quo. And convinced the absolutely TERRIFIED British public that it's a good idea.
This is what I hate about the idea of "Project Fear" as the brexiteers coined it. Drawing up the drawbridge and dropping the portcullis is NOT the act of a confident ruler. It is the act conducted when you feel besieged. Yet THAT was the stance suggested by the leave campaign to FIGHT fear!
They made valor=fear and fear=valor. Doing a grotesque disservice to humanity in the process. I'm worried that a generation will grow up (maybe two or three) who will have a hard, opportunity sparse live and will come to hate their great grand parents for the choices they made. Then, they'll fix it.
This is not forever. But for a human to take a stand they must grow up with the PAIN of their fathers and mothers decisions, turn it into rebellion and run with it.
I will be alive on that shining day because it will come.