As the debate and campaigning surrounding Brexit gets exceedingly nasty over which statistic/fact or forecast is right or wrong, I have been thinking about the cost to UK from the schism’s that are appearing between party members.
Until now we generally saw a great respect by party members for each other’s contribution to the economy and social wellbeing of our country. Yet what we are seeing is a divide in opinions through this debate that will have a profound effect on the future of this country, whatever the result of the poll.
There are countless examples of peoples living in unity and then being torn apart by strong beliefs, a continuing theme of present day conflicts. We in the UK though have always prided ourselves on our pragmatism, our ‘Englishness’ and our rule of law – a solidity broken only by the occasional scandal or emotive social issues.
So how will the scars of strongly opposing views affect our future governance? I do not know but I am worried.