I voted to remain in the EU. Many of my friends voted to remain in the EU. Bristol, the city where I grew up, voted to remain in the EU. Aberystwyth, the town where I studied and committed to an Ashtanga practice, voted to remain in the EU. Oxford, the city in which I now live and work, voted to remain in the EU. So I must point out first of all, despite the various motives behind our vote, it is primarily to this audience I speak (you can call this my first prejudice*).
Reeling from the shock of finding ourselves in the minority, this referendum and the pain it's caused has not only polarised opinion in our so-called 'united' country, it has drawn apart those we believed were on the same side.
Friends have forgotten the source of their friendship, liberals have found the limits of their liberalism and the rhetoric of superiority and hate has reached the far-left as well as the far-right.Read More