Friday, June 24, 2016

Relax. It Will Be Okay

So, the UK have voted to Leave, and all hell has broken loose. Actually, more accurately, England and Wales have voted to Leave - Scotland and Northern Ireland voting to Remain is part of what's causing the chaos.

Naturally, everyone is freaking out - the pound has tumbled, the final credit agency (S&P) are saying the UK should lose its AAA rating (the other two dropped it three years ago), Cameron has resigned, there are talks of further referendums... basically, it's chaos.

But here's the thing: the sky hasn't fallen. In a few days, people will gradually realise that these aren't the End Times, and things will start to calm down. The pound will rally a bit, the Tories will start the process of electing a new leader, and the BBC will find a way to blame Jeremy Corbyn. And all will be well.

Though I must admit that I'm glad I got my holiday money on Tuesday...

#32: "The Shadow of the Wind", by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (a book from The List, and the new candidate for book of the year - what a novel that is!)

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