Patriotism, being a patriot, being patriotic. Mud is being slung around between English people as if there was a religious war going on. Last year’s monstrous referendum, that divided Britain has set people on each other in a way that hasn’t happened since the 17th Century.
It makes me angry when a few people try to systematically bully, intimidate and delegitimise others who don’t agree with their narrow world view. That way of doing politics is deeply un-British and is harming the Country. Fundamental British values are: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
Before anyone comments; that’s a democracy without intimidation and where free speech is cherished.
I am so proud to stand with the over 16 million British people who voted Remain. Those opposing Brexit, they are the patriots. They are brave and strong enough to accept that a mistake has been made, ready to turn back and take responsibility.
It is patriotic to do everything possible to prevent the Brexit calamity. Not only that but it’s time for the Brexit error to be a catalyst for a rebirth of the European dream. I believe, the best thing we can do is to learn from our mistakes. That action, in the end is how we will succeed as a Country.