Dave, who can always be relied upon to provide a well informedÂ counter-argument, gave me an interesting alternative to consider. Following on from our discussion he sent me thisÂ article from The Intercept.
The articleÂ blames the vote onÂ arrogant and elitist institutions (including the media). It argues that these institutions have systematically ignored the plight of people who are suffering from a decline in their standard of living. All the whileÂ the wealth gap between them and the “elite” gets wider. These people haveÂ limited alternativeÂ methods to enactÂ change, and the Brexit vote was an opportunity to hit back. Regardless of whether it was the right thing to do or not.
Have a read and keep an open mind.
Dave has long since told me I am an elitist. A claim I have always roundly dismissed. But maybe he is right. MaybeÂ that is why the vote upset me so much; because I identify with the oppressors and not the oppressed.
Major food for thought.