This morning we all woke up to big news…
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s tweet earlier I think mirrors the emotion of a lot of our readers…
Arguably indeed, one of the tragedies is that our children have lost the right to live and work in 27 countries.
Here are some thoughts shared with us by mothers on how they are feeling about it all:
Our columnist Caitlin Hayward writes: “Just explained to three year old Bud that a bad thing happened yesterday; our country decided to leave its group of friends that takes care of each other. Our country has decided to be by itself. Is that a good thing? Bud said ‘no, we’ll have no friends then’…”
Galia Orme, founder, CHOC Chick: “The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is a blow for business – and for small businesses in particular. It’s a blow for the freedom of movement of goods and people. In the short term, we’ve lost the value of our currency, costs have increased dramatically and trade opportunities have been reduced. In the long term, the time it’ll take to renegotiate trade deals and re-establish relationships internationally will see this instability continue. This will affect our ability to import our materials and export our products. This decision risks further erosion of human rights and the dignity of our fellow men and women as we close our borders and become entrenched in our own political issues. Optimism is the only way forward, so I’m determined to continue to strive for fairness in trade and in all dealings with others in this world.”
Mumpreneur and jewellery designer Theodora Gould: “We are a democracy, the majority have voted to leave, that’s just the way it is. Calling people names and claiming they are idiots for voting to leave does nothing but spread hatred. Things are going to change, no one knows if it’s for the best or not, but one thing I’m sure of is that we are better off if we’re nice to each other.”
Sinead Murphy, Co-Founder of Shnuggle Clever Baby Products.