ChristianAB wrote:Seriously people, give TheInsanity1234 a break.
On top of that, this has been very traumatic for a large part of the British people and thus cannot and will not heal overnight.
The facts are simple: despite all that doom and gloom talk, the EU cannot simply toss around the fifth largest economy in the world and what 'used' to be the second largest in Europe. But hurt people don't care about facts, here and in the EU.
Just as the Remainers dismissed the Leavers before the vote and paid a hefty price, now the Leavers should be working hard to appease and heal the trauma of the Remainers or they too may suffer disproportionally from it.
Think about what it took to oust Blatter from FIFA. That's how bad those bureaucrats in the EU will cling to their privileges. It's doable, but not if the British don't go at each other indefinitely. Just look at Scotland. As clueless as Nicola Sturgeon is, she is nonetheless damn' serious.
So please people. The war is may not be over, but after such a bloodied battle, it's time to attend to the wounded on both sides and show compassion.
Apart from a little bit of light banter (far less than he's doled out to others) I haven't seen any real issues with posters getting at Insanity1234. In fact, I've seen far more agression and lack of understanding from him; most posters have put that down to his youth, politely and without rancour.
I agree that we need to heal any rifts and again, I've seen very balanced views on here. In fact, all the leavers I know are trying to honestly and fairly explain their position, sometimes in the face of open hostility. My partner was upset by the hostile attitude in College by remainers on Monday, from her peers including working colleagues and lecturers.
We do need to work together, but I feel that I and other leavers spend more time trying to deny we are racists than in working with others to condemn racism. We spend more time trying to explain the misconception about the alleged 'lie' about the promise to fund the NHS than we do on working where to spend it. The list goes on.
I knew there would be disapointment after the vote, and some disagreement, but I'm slightly surprised at the animosity from people who I would have expected to be more balanced, fair and reasonable than I've seen so far.