Thursday, 11 August 2016
Not much has changed during my blogging hiatus this summer, except for, y'know, the UK leaving the European Union, the prime minister resigning, and Boris Johnson ricocheting around like a political ping pong ball covered in fluff. As voting day drew near on this massive country-wide decision, I got the deepest sense of fear at the possibility of an impending reality without the kinship of our fellow Europeans, a relationship that I both see as a big positive personally, but more broadly representing the idea that we cannot be an island [at least proverbially], so I decided to get to work.
Having watched the EU referendum television debates with keen interest, I decided to draw some of the faces of the Remain campaigns to spread some of their messages of hope, peace and warning against the toxic fear-mongering blindness of Leave. This is just my interpretation of what I heard and understood, of course, but this is politics afterall, and there felt like no space to be on the fence with such a highly charged campaign of hate emerging on the other side. I took quotes that meant something to me from party leaders such as Ruth Richardson and Tim Farron, along with Major of London Sadiq Khan and others, and distributed them online on 23rd June.