Given the state of dismay and distrust that constituents feel towards politicians and what sometimes appears to be the contempt with which politicians hold toward the electorate, it isn’t surprising that many in the UK are either fed up or despondent about Brexit. For me, this decision — this process — is too important to ignore. Which is why I regularly help the @Open_Britain campaign and read as much quality literature on the subject as I have time for.
I recently posted this photo on my Instagram feed and one of my follower friends called me a ‘remoaner’, that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and that I’m a ‘great supine protoplasmic invertibrate jelly.’ The thing is that I’m not one to moan or name-call. Nor am I one for promoting vapid tautologies. I am one for getting out there and supporting causes I believe in. Like @Open_Britain’s campaing to fight against a hard, destructive Brexit. One of this organisation’s campaign mornings that I was able to photograph happened last month in Chelsea. We originally set up on the pavement in front of Duke of York Square, though were moved away by DoYS securuty, presumably so that we wouldn’t interfere with the lively Saturday market trade.
Then in mid-September members of the @Open_Britain campaign, including David Gwyther, were in attendance at a rally to to support EU workers remaining in the UK after Brexit. I feel great pride and sympathy when I see and hear British citizens acknowledge the significant cultural and economic contributions of immigrants — whereever they come from — in this case, from the EU.