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Thread #165570 Message #3986691
Posted By: DMcG
10-Apr-19 - 02:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
My experience is fairly similar to that. By way of illustration, around a week ago my wife and I met up with an old friend of hers recently who we hadn't seen or spoken to for perhaps 30 years. For several hours the topic of Brexit did not arise and then eventually she raised it in the most neutral terms she could and we responded in the same way. None of us wanted to get into a battle on what was a social occasion.
Then there is the point I think 'peteaberdeen' raised - "none of this really matters." While most of us care deeply about our country and fellow citizens, I think most of us also recognise that what we say on an obscure little website or over the pub table has no measurable effect on anything. When a million march, or 6 million sign a petition, it is enough to be acknowledged in Parliament, but the chances of it actually leading to a change is still quite small, but can certainly change the tone. I doubt if 'revoke' would be getting the consideration it is without the petition, for example.
But in ordinary day to day life? No, the topic is barely raised.