Misinformed

2EC40EFD-F9A7-475B-82D3-C58E3517AC03“Speak the truth. People will forgive an honest mistake; they won’t forgive you if you lie.” – Mark Goulston.

The midweek Word Prompt over on Weekly Prompts the site I share with my partner GC is Mistakes.

Recently, someone mentioned to me that they were confused about Britain, they mistakenly thought Britain, the U.K. comprised only of England!

So to set the record straight – The UK is short for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and is made up of four countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Great Britain is not to be confused with the words that Donald Trump has emblazoned on his bright red cap. Great Britain is the actual name! 

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The other half of the island of Ireland is the Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland), and as I write this post, it has an invisible border with Northern Ireland, this may or may not change, and it all depends on a deal or no deal over Brexit.

There has been much confusion over Brexit. Many of those who voted for it were ill-informed by those leading the campaigns, and shockingly, by our present Prime Minister  Boris Johnson.

Many of those in favour of Brexit were/are seniors, and whilst we have a right to vote and voice our opinions, not many seniors gave thought to the legacy they were leaving behind for our children and grandchildren, many of whom are against Brexit.

Three years ago, a good number of our young people were not old enough to vote, but if given the chance today, a high percentage would vote to remain, they would vote for ease of travel, free movement and a chance to live and work in Europe without complication.

Few people understood the reality of leaving the European Union, and I think it’s easy to forget that many of those seniors who voted to leave are unlikely to be around in a few years to see the consequences of their actions. What an enormous mistake to have made!

In June 2016, the day after the Referendum, I copied this short post from my journal, and when re-reading the post today it tells me I might as well have had a crystal ball! The EU Referendum

A couple of days ago, I received this e-mail from the Labour member of Parliament for this area. I have never voted Labour, but I joined a couple of online campaigns and signed a petition or two, and since then the MP has updated me regularly. Some of you may find his message of interest.  Brexit Update

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Mistakes from Weekly Prompts.

15 thoughts on “Misinformed

  1. gc

    Thanks partner for keeping even me in the political loop. Trump’s lopsided politics has created a great deal of confusion and concern worldwide. Hopefully this idiot will resign and start a new career as an employee at a fast food restaurant- if any will have him. would anyone want this man to serve them chicken fingers? I think not!

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