Brexit. The sadness of a departure

Dear all,

after being on Thursday in Turin to present my novel, now at its third edition, in a famous Feltrinelli book shop, now I am back home, in Florence to think about what’s just happend today: BREXIT.

I’ve lived 4 years in London, and I remember also having known so many people from almost everywhere there.

And Brexit is such a shame.

Europe was created to give stability and more power to all countries, helping them in difficult times, a mutual support, also economical, and also on human rights, and to let people travel and move around, and get experiences, and discover the countries.

And also for commerce, to protect products and producers, to make the market stronger also toward the big giants of China but also US … and the data protections not to be stolen by the first social network or worldwide platform.

I was in London between 2008 and 2012. I’ve worked and lived there. Still got my national insurance numbero NINO.

4 years of my life, travelling back and forward every 2 months roughly.

And now?

So proud of Sadiq Khan, London Major who said that London will remain “open”. But what about reality? Also to get there?

Then I think about Scotland who would love more than ever now their own indipendence, and being in EU.

And what about Northern Ireland toward the rest of the Republic of Ireland?

And the Royal Family? Does it still make sense to have them? I mean as royals? What will happen after the Queen’s departure?

Lots of questions. Now only time will give us answers about the effects of Brexit from the economy to civilians.

The import-export? People travelling? Visa? And checks at borders?

I am so sorry for all European people who live in UK and are now kind of trapped or blocked in a reality that will be tougher.

We will see consequences little by litte.

For now I am just sorry for them.

And we will see.

 

To you all

Take care and all the best

 

See you soon

 

Barbara

PS here in the picture you can see the year. I was working managing the Nicolas Maida Vale wine shop. So many memories. Too many. Another life, another me, another time. But memories stay with us forever.