There’s Opportunity In Brexit

The UK has made its decision to leave the EU. Instead of moaning, wouldn’t it be better to embrace it positively? When the dust settles in the coming months, I think many of the Remain people will be glad we left the EU.

Why? Because we can now grasp the opportunity to open up to the whole world and shake off the shackles of the EU permanently. Lets face it, who would want to belong to a club struggling with economic weakness, debt problems, large-scale migration and growing geopolitical instability?

The people finally won over the Establishment. By the Establishment, I mean: the elite, the centers of power, the leading politicians, judges and law makers, aristocrats, the privileged ruling class, the rich and powerful, best educated in the society. But these people are NOT necessarily the ones that make the best decisions!

This Establishment and its self-serving political elites are the people who, for years, have ignored the anxieties and aspirations of the electorate.

The Establishment has been out of touch with the people and they have had ENOUGH. Millions of people in the UK don’t embrace the liberal views of the elite. They don’t enthuse about diversity and it’s their right to object. Their values and opinions have been ignored for years and that has promoted frustration and discord in the population.

The people, were and are, fed up with being called, “racist’, just because they, were and are, concerned about large numbers of migrants breaking up the infrastructure of their country.

Cameron and his cronies have persistently represented the interests of Europe in Britain rather than standing up for Britain in Europe.

Now, we have the opportunity to make our own laws, set our own taxes, make our own trade deals and control our borders. In other words, to control our destiny, because you don’t have a country if you can’t control your destiny!


So, by voting for Brexit, the people have defied the pleading of the Establishment to stay in the EU. They, the elite, could not bear the idea that there might be a better way of doing things.

As far as the young people of the nation, who feel this decision is to build a wall and pull up the drawbridge, I don’t think so, just the opposite. It will open up this country to the rest of the world, which is a great opportunity and it will be a benefit to the young people. It could be a very prosperous future it they work toward it.


I always felt that Cameron’s Project Fear was a shameful deceit and a pulling down of this country. This infuriated the people.

I feel business will engage with Brexit and it will work with a minimum of disruption.

It’s a fact that the 28 member EU was useless at negotiating free-trade deals with the rest of the world. If the EU is to survive, it must make drastic reforms or die. And I don’t think the EU is capable of REAL reform.


This could be the beginning of a period of growth and prosperity and higher living standards now that we are OUT of the EU. There will be prospects of increased exports to areas in the world where we didn’t do much before (Mid-East, Far-East and North America).

With freedom from the Brussels bureaucracy there are great opportunities for the UK to seize the day.

There is no need to be frightened, Britain will not just survive, but it will THRIVE.

It might be a rocky road at first, but with the freedom to be a self-governing, outward-looking society, the skies are bright.


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10 thoughts on “There’s Opportunity In Brexit

  1. Damien Hampton said:
    I agree with your sentiment though–I think change always presents opportunity and I hope we use this one to do something good and progressive.

  2. Tom Mitchel said:
    I am very much aware of the situation in England. Our stock market in the states is reacting to it and I am involved in that. I have heard both sides of the story from our business channel.We have a lot of the same problems here and we can’t seem to figure out any solutions.
    On the vote Thursday I was with you all the way. I even put money where my mouth is. I sold some stock and bought gold. Next week I will sell the gold for a profit and buy back the stocks that have taken a dip.
    The vote result was a surprise here in the US. I think you are right and am proud of you.

  3. “The people finally won over the Establishment”

    What have we won? We’ll be out of the EU, power returns to Westminster. Immigration won’t be reducing (ask Daniel Hannan), the NHS won’t be getting £350m/week and now that Farage has served his purpose, he’s been excluded from negotiations.

    What you really mean is:

    “The Establishment (Boris) finally won over the Establishment (David)”

    We were all naive to think this was ever about what the public want.

    You know how I feel about your immigration bluster, so I see little point revisiting that subject. Suffice to say, immigration levels seem unlikely to change as a result of leaving the EU.

    What is done is done, and, as you say, now the responsibility is on the young to work to make the country prosperous outside the EU. There is a small amount of irony here, no?

  4. Now that a majority of the people have spoken, I want to see if the new government, whoever that will be, will implement what the people want out of Brexit, asap, without watering it down or compromising it too much.Slight compromise is okay to unite the country because of the close vote.

    • Out of interest, how confident are you that the government will implement what the people want out of Brexit?

      Also, when you say slight compromise is ok, are you able to describe in any more detail what kind of compromises would be OK?

  5. I’m up to my ears in politics and political comments …in social media and newspapers …. !!!!

    I’ll simply say that I voted #brexit …now wait & see !

    At least,I get a say in who the next Tory leader shd be ….{^_^}

  6. In response to Damien’s questions:
    With a Boris-Gove government, I am 75% confident it would deliver what the people want out of Brexit.
    Absolutely NO compromise on:
    Making our own laws.
    Discontinuing free-movement of people.
    Handling our own money.

    Some compromise on free trade, if there is any chance of that, without tampering with the above.
    But now, because Merkel has said that Britain cannot “cherry pick” in the negotiations, I don’t think there is much chance for compromise.

    • I suspect your views are shared by many who voted leave. It will be interesting to see what direction Westminster takes.

  7. I have to say, I voted to remain. My biggest worry is our human rights. Dread to think what will become of us and future generations if we fail at making this new era work for us in a way that’s beneficial for everyone. The EU was established after the second world war, so that we could protect ourselves through union. I can’t help but feel a little sad, that that sentiment is now gone.

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