The immediate legacy of the referendum is a Dis-United Kingdom, split communities, eroded friendships, family rifts, and pervasive uncertainty.
Brexit’s biggest flaw is that its success hangs on the creativity and hard work of the young whose votes said clearly that they want to stay within EU.
Of those aged between 18 and 24, 71% voted to remain: amongst them, 80% of women opted for staying in the EU.
Boris’ Fantasy Speech (copied from London4Europe website – http://www.london4europe.co.uk/boris_fantasy_speech)
20 Feb, 2018 Sign the petition for Parliament to have the Option to Remain Our correspondent considers Boris Johnson’s fantasy speech and asks what we can do. Given the poor quality of the Leave arguments, Parliament must have the option to vote for us to...read more
To access the recording, spoken by Michael, click on this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6w5ptvdrv0b8lur/AMM_for_16M%26Rising.mp3?dl=0 The full broadcast can be found at: https://www.mixcloud.com/SixteenMillionRising/smr-ep17-go-west/ Our recording appears...read more
Any firm or government department that is planning to make a big investment or change in its management practices carries out a feasibility study. I spent much of my working life undertaking such studies on behalf of governments in developing countries when they...read more
Letter from Femi Oluwole (Our Future, Our Choice!) to Jeremy Corbyn, as published by The Guardian (5th Feb 2018)
Dear Jeremy Corbyn, young people need your help to halt Brexit Femi Oluwole You’re fighting to fix the broken society our generation has inherited. But that’s hopeless if you won’t fight just as hard against Brexit Mon 5 Feb 2018 11.56 GMTLast modified on Tue 6 Feb...read more
Perhaps the lack of a casus belli explains why Britain has no agreed Brexit goal or negotiating strategy One of the most striking aspects of the Brexit process is that, a year and a half after the EU referendum of June 2016, the British government has no clear idea of...read more
If Corbyn is to have a chance of leading Britain towards greater fairness, he must position himself to take charge before it is firmly committed to dropping out of the existing trading arrangements with Europe. A few days ago, New Zealanders learnt that Jacinda...read more
Healing Intergenerational Divisions
This site is about healing divisions, mainly within families, between friends and in communities. We focus especially on inter-generational divisions within those families in which the older generation voted to leave the EU and the younger generations opted to remain.
These are the most painful divisions because they damage the natural bonds between grandparents, parents and their children that hold families together: they mean that millions of young children are already growing up in divided families. But they are also the fault-lines that can be drawn together most readily as all those involved have a vested interest in family unity.
The first step in tackling this is through trying to restore intergenerational trust within divided households. This implies talking frankly about the problems faced by split families. It does not mean blaming grandparents or calling on them to renounce their beliefs and values, but simply inviting them to signal their respect for the aspirations of their young.
If this happens on a sufficient scale, our leaders will sense a mood change amongst older voters that will embolden them to think twice about the reckless course on which they are now embarked.
For more thoughts on this and how we might approach the healing process
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We know how difficult it is to start talking about these things, and that we have to learn from each other. This is why we have created this site as a place for sharing ideas, experiences and information between individuals, groups and campaigners.
Please chat with your family and friends about these thoughts and raise them for discussion with any groups that you are in. Please comment on this and tell us about the situations in your own families and communities and how they are being handled. Send us lots of stories, photos and videos that we can post here!