Episode Nine - The Big Gamble
I suppose over nearly two weeks I had spoken with a hundred or so people from all sides. Often they asked me what I thought would come of Brexit. One day in Boston I answered that both possibilities seemed like Doomsday scenarios; The UK leaves and it crashes, or the UK leaves and makes a great success of it, and Europe crashes. I hope I am wrong about both.
On my penultimate day in the UK, I drove a few miles north out of Boston to the seaside resort of Skegness - I needed a new horizon, a new perspective.
The town is full of casinos and old fashioned gambling halls - packed with the opportunity to risk a few pennies, or to risk it all. And it struck me that Brexit is one big gamble.
During my time in the UK, many said that, after nearly three years, they were tired of Brexit - it’s been a constant backdrop to the political and economic narrative - they are fatigued and want to move on, however bad it is, they needed to know now. I had been living this for just two weeks, and I didn’t want a single conversation more. The British had come to hate politicians. It reminded me of my adopted home, France.