Whilst I was away on my recent cruise I was ill for much of the time...so I didn't get about enough to talk to people much ....but I did often talk as I coughed and it was both enlightening and worrying.
For a few days my scary coughing was so bad that for much of the time I just stayed in my room and enjoyed room service.
When I did get out and managed a conversation, the main topic was inevitably Brexit!
The Germans were astounded! The French were slightly condescending. Us English were always unreliable etc...
The talk relaxed when I told them that I had not voted Brexit....and indeed had been stunned by the result the next morning...
Some very interesting conversations ensued....
The main emotion I found was puzzlement. They really didn't understand why the vote went as it did!
I was asked several times if we would have a rerun of it!
The general effect of several conversations, being asked about it was genuine disbelief....they just didn't understand why us Brits had voted to leave!
As to where we went from here....the French, Italians and Germans were anxious....it wasn't just our small island that has been affected by this vote.....the world as well as Europe is involved.
The main puzzle seemed to be that having voted to leave we had no plans in place to affect it!
I suppose the answer was that none of us actually believed it would happen!
But it has....so where do we go from here?
Answers on a postcard please!
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