On 24th June 2016 the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and on 29th March 2017 Britain triggered Article 50. Ever since the U.K voted to leave there has been nothing but chaos. It has stressed everyone out and we all have been waiting to hear something reassuring just like after every break up. So, here is your guide to get over the U.K-EU break up.
Items you will need: EU flag, any of your favourite EU product (preferably a drink with the highest alcohol percentage), and tears.
Method: Cuddle your EU flag whilst downing the whole bottle of alcohol or stuffing your mouth with food, cry loads, and repeat.
Now that that is out of the way, you have cried and emptied your tear ducts, listen to me. Suck it in, EU citizens and that goes for you Brits (Remoaners) out there too. Brexit is happening and nothing can change her mind, even the fact that the Pound is becoming weak and wobbly.
Is it all over?
I too used to whine about the U.K leaving the EU but I got over it. I told myself that there are twenty-seven, TWENTY-SEVEN, other EU countries to live in! You might hesitate at the thought of learning a new language but most Europeans are bilingual. Learning a new language is a bonus; think about how good it would look on your CV! Think about all the new places you can live in and explore, live the millennial dream, not forgetting about the different cuisines you can eat every day instead of fish and chips.
Fresh start – abroad
Find your new life in the city of Porto, or maybe in Stockholm, or in Transylvania amongst the Vampires, or live closer to the European Council in Brussels. Enjoy the Freedom of Movement that the EU has offered to the fullest. The EU has twenty-seven other countries and still more on the waiting list, so more countries to make a home in. For those EU citizens who call Britain their home and the British citizens who call mainland Europe their home, keep hope and faith and leave the rest in the EU negotiators’ hands.
I was scared that I would be thrown out from the island along with my fellow three million European buddies but this Brexit-fear is overrated now. I got over it and so should you. Brexit took the U.K out of the EU but it can never take away your European identity. Enjoy the remaining year and few months until March 2019. Enjoy the Freedom of Movement. Enjoy living united in diversity.