pabenny wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:58 pm
I am somewhat surprised that Mrs Blythburgh is being trolled or stalked by someone who posts here because of her views on Brexit. She has often made clear that she respects the right of people to hold contrary views and she rarely makes personal remarks about those with whom she disagrees.
Brexit has brought out the worst in some people on both sides. We have a dear friend who does not live close. Read the Mail and Express for very many years. Very strongly pro Brexit and was with her daughters, sons in law and grandchildren (2 of them adults) when they learned the result of the referendum and was shocked they were upset at leave winning.
We met up recently and she asked me what I thought of Boris Johnson and I told her but was careful in how I described him. "I thought you would say that" she replied. I said I was sorry Michael Gove was not on the ballot paper. Our friend's reply was "oh no, he is so ugly, I do not want that little gnome as PM. Odd as he has always been a Brexiteer not a "I will believe in what we get me elected" person like Johnson. In the end I said "only time will tell which of us is right about it" (Brexit). She made it plain she was correct and I was wrong. I quietly repeated what I said and she started to reply then bit back the words and the subject was changed.
We could so easily end up ending a long friendship if we had carried on digging ourselves into our trenches. We were determined not to bring up the subject knowing she is pro Brexit at any cost and almost certainly a Johnson supporter. Sadly she was not prepared to avoid the subject.
Keep smiling because the light at the end of someone's tunnel may be you, Ron Cheneler