Re: From the number of downvotes
I didnt get a vote, I was too young; but as I understand it, the vote was to join a "Common Market", not join "The Federal States of Europe".
I also remember the French blockading the ports and refusing to let BRITISH lamb in, long before NZ lamb became popular, and the French blockade on British beef is still ongoing, even the European court has ruled it illegal, but the French wont give it up - one of the reasons so much livestock mysteriously disappears from NI and reappears in Eire, where no such French blockade occurs.
As for whinging, no, I just voted on the historical and current FACTS, not those ridiculous claims made BY BOTH SIDES in the run up to the vote and quite honestly, I expected to lose due to the fear-mongering spread by the "impartial" government.
Under any competent government, we should rapidly recover and prosper outside of the EU, but I expect the sad bunch we have, both in power AND opposition, will drag things out for so long that we will have a very bad decade to come.
[HINT] Instead of "Quantitative Easing"; which just threw money at the prats that caused the crisis, they should have invested in INFRASTRUCTURE, like building Hinckley Point as a government investment, instead of toadying to the French tech industry - who havent even managed to get their first attempt at the design to work.
Far better to have triggered A50 the day after the vote, and let the markets sort themselves out, than this constant up and down, panic and profit; for several years the markets has been reported to be substantially over-valued, so a crash was coming either way.
Keep up the down-votes, I dont expect any better from you.