I’ve been quiet for a few days now and I thought I really ought  to say why. First off, last week was insanely busy with projects and work, and that meant that I could find almost no time to post to PalmSounds. But these things happen.

The second reason came when I got up on Friday morning to find that the UK had decided to drop any sense of reason and vote to leave the EU. Quite frankly I’m still in shock from this. It makes no sense whatsoever, and it signals a very dark time for the UK in just about every way imaginable.

Since Friday we’ve seen the initial fall out from this terrible decision. Fear in the economy and markets. A falling pound, and, most alarmingly, a rapid increase in the activity of the far right. I can’t help but think that things are only going to get worse from here.

I’ve already heard a number of start ups question London as a base of operations, and I can understand their concerns. What will happen next one can only guess, but my impression is that it won’t be good. Friends of mine are already talking about moving to other EU countries within the exit window, which could be as short as two years. It’s no joke to have to uproot your life, but I expect to hear a lot more talk like this in the coming days and weeks.

I’ve been stunned. I’m shocked. I’m wondering what to do next. Stay or go, neither will be easy. But it seems that we now live in very uneasy times, very suddenly.

3 comments

  1. Best of luck and head up Ashley, totally understandable. One way or another it’ll come together life has a funny way of working out like that 🙂

  2. dont worry too much, the situation was unlucky. The far right only managed to become so popular because cameron and johnson were found out to be cousins of royalty working together since the bullingdon club.
    Personally, I would like to see Caroline Lucas become primeminister.

  3. I’ve always been curious why England didn’t adopt the Euro and remained with the British Pound. It seems like you always had one foot in the European Union and one foot out. I can understand though how frustrating it is to see what was a very good relationship between nations turn inwards and on the surface more selfish as well.

    In the US we’re also dealing with turbulent times with Mr. Trump the presumptive Republican candidate (it’ll become official at the Republican Convention soon…or will it?) who continues to make arrogant and silly statements that certain portions of the population just gobble up gleefully.

    Good luck there Ashley!
    Pierre

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