Today we leave the European Union. Any view I hold upon the matter, matters not. However, it would be churlish of me to allow such an important day in the pages of British History to be turned without any acknowledgement of its passing. Whether you were a ’Leaver’ or a ‘Remainer’ at the Referendum stage no longer matters as much as being able to positively move forward as an individual, a community, a country, and a British person. The nation now needs to heal and not have salt rubbed into its wounds by constantly living in and dwelling on the past. As a Southern Irish citizen who has lived in England for 73 years of my 77-year life, I love this country which has given me and my family the best of lives, and I wish it well in its future as an independent nation. I worry not how Brexit regards my own future status as a Southern Irish citizen and a British subject, as my security comes from within me, not without. We all can be proud of our country without the need to wrap ourselves in its National Flag or desiring to never see our flag fly higher than half-mast.
Love and peace Bill xxx