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Consequences of leaving the EU : Brexit splits on the island, and even families

growing up As Phil Manley, was talked of in his family, never much about politics. Also, in a conversation with friends in the Pub, the IT consultant and father of three children from the South coast town of Christchurch held back: "I listened, but I had no strong opinions." However, the Brexit has changed all that.

The Pub was spoken in the weeks after Britain's scarce exit decision with a 52:48 per cent in June 2016, and of hardly anything else – "and has remained so," says Manley. But most of all he experienced in the closest environment of a shock: His parents, now 75 and 74 years of age, had voted for the exit (Leave), while he himself had made his cross in the case of Remain, the EU's whereabouts. "I couldn't believe it," recalls the German Babs he is currently expanding living together English at this Moment. "I said: you have a half-German grandchildren, and a German daughter-in-law – how can you do that?"

The unbelieving question of the country was made a hundred thousand times. Of all places, blew up the Brexit families and groups of friends divided, relations and marriages. As in Private, so also in the Political: While England and Wales, a majority were in favour of Lich exit the EU, wanted Northern Ireland and Scotland in the Brussels Club. London Remain, Birmingham Leave, Liverpool and Manchester Remain, Sheffield and Sunderland, Leave the tear across the country. Together with his parents, says Phil Manley, to feel now often uncomfortable – kind of uncomfortable.

novel processes, the consequences for the British soul

In the recently published novel "Middle England" has processed Jonathan Coe, the corrosive effect of the referendum on the private lives of his countrymen satirical. Two of the main characters, Sophie and Ian, not least because of different views about Britain's Position in Europe.

Remember, Lucy and Frank Silver would not even think in the dream. As a precaution, the London-based Pair locked out the politics from their novel over the 30-year-old marriage: "We've been hiding always, for what party we vote for in elections have voted," recalled the retired school Secretary, 61, laughing. That there were differences, it was obvious: While Lucy comes from a left-liberal family – her father sat for the liberals and Labour in the lower house – that is Frank to the right of the middle. "Lucy locates me somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan," says the 64-year-old real estate dealer.

Lucy Silver, we felt "torn", but in the end, however, her cross to Remain: "I found it was better to make the necessary changes from the inside." With the Status quo, she was as little satisfied as her husband: Frank Silver complains about the democratic deficit in the EU and fight back against the many regulations from Brussels.

studies underscore the lack of a voice

He wanted to the outlet and thus in family, neighborhood and circle of friends quite alone. The Silvers live in the constituency of the Labour leaders, Jeremy Corbyn, Islington agreed to by a three-quarters majority to Remain. "I tried to convince others of my opinion," said Frank Silver, "My drinking buddies were all for Europe, as I was the only one." If the Couple is now invited to the dinner is a feast: "Let us prefer not to think about the Brexit speak, that only creates discord."

Phil Manley (R) walks with his wife Babs, he is currently expanding (2.v.r.) and the children, Luke (23) and Lea (8) against the Brexit...photo: Sebastian Borger

Scientific studies underline the lack of language. The electorate had changed by the Brexit greatly summarizes Professor Anand Menon, the results of a comprehensive study of the "Brexit and the public opinion" of the think tanks in The UK in a Changing Europe: "The Brexit-identity, stronger social and emotional Power as the assignment to parties." John Curtice of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow has a number: 77 per cent of British adults identify strongly or very strongly with Leave or Remain. And both camps remain bubble in their respective Opinion.

The policy has to be carried, believes Lucy Silver. "I've never understood why the exit process is not a party to organized across." Similar to Phil Manley argues in Christchurch: "One has the impression that the turn always and only to itself."

Whether this opinion has really changed?

Manley and his family were on Saturday a week ago, again for a second Referendum on the road, even though Babs he is currently expanding could not vote this time: "I love the area and the country, but I am also very English." The justification for the new ballot is called the reasons, the arguments of many Pro-EU.

The Referendum in 2016, not be gone many of the Remainer to the polls. "The believed that the decision was, anyway." Like, reference is made to the correlation between age and Brexit-decision. In fact, post-election surveys showed that older people had voted to exit the retirement age disproportionately to the EU.

Whether the opinion has, however, changed significantly? Although around 55 percent of the British people for the whereabouts of speaking, a repetition of the question by June of 2016 for months. Want to be asked to the people but really for a second Time? It best answer if 46 percent of the electorate with "Yes".

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the British are demonstrating for a second Brexit Referendum, hundreds of thousands in protest March in London

Probably the majority afraid of the possibility that another slugfest complicate the long-overdue dialogue, and the subsequent reconciliation. Sophie and Ian, Jonathan CoE the characters of the novel, to have anticipated what is in store for the country: At the end of the novel by Coe they live together and are expecting their first Baby.

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