Saying au revoir
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CLARENCE MICHEL is leaving the country after 14 years of living as a French person in London.
My dear British brothers, it's with deep sorrow that I'm writing this goodbye letter. In July, after nearly 14 years as a French person living and working in London and contributing to this amazing country, I left.
The great divide in society opened by the result of the referendum was one of the main reason for this departure. I felt unwelcome.
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In addition to allowing hate spreading across the country, you are now in the biggest denial exercise experienced since the 1930s. Very few people seem to understand that when unleashed, the forces of nationalism always lead to the same result: war.
Once the masters of pragmatism, the Brits today seem to be leaving in a dream that will turn to a nightmare. The main options were already on the table before the vote: the Norwegian or Swiss options. The UK decided to keep asking for something impossible. When the planes can't fly to Europe anymore, when the City loses its privileged position, when the shortage of medication, food etc. becomes a reality, the reaction might be violent.
- 1 Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid reject Boris Johnson's coronavirus claim
- 2 Nigel Farage reminded of claim that 'acid test of Brexit' surrounds fishing after clip resurfaces
- 3 Sky News presenter says Boris Johnson is 'gaslighting the nation' over Covid claims
- 4 Pro-Brexit fishing campaigner says Boris Johnson's deal has left her with 'no fish'
- 5 PMQs: Boris Johnson calls for apology from Keir Starmer over coronavirus stances
- 6 Home Office launches voluntary repatriation scheme for EU nationals
- 7 European parliament agrees to add British overseas territories to post-Brexit tax haven blacklist
- 8 Jeremy Corbyn loses bid to release Labour documents ahead of High Court battle
- 9 Boris Johnson is the 'worst PM' and should resign, says Alastair Campbell
- 10 Nicola Sturgeon tells Boris Johnson to 'work from home' instead as he plans trip to Scotland
So my dear people from the UK, please do ask for a second referendum. It's not too late and it's the best option to keep your country strong in the world. If you want to make the EU better, do it from inside. Stay and be like you always used to be: challenging us in every possible way, being a leading state of what will the United States of Europe be in a century or less.
All the best from your French friend who left London, but still loves your country!
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