For posterity, the tweets I sent as the #EUref decision became apparent
The sunny Edinburgh lunchtime outside my window looks sublime, and I'll be finishing up here soon so I can get out there and enjoy it. It's Sunday, so about 48 hours after the UK's 52% / 48% vote to leave the EU. The country will be going through some weird times in the days and months ahead, but for now here are some of the tweets I've sent since Thursday night relating to the EUref. This is mostly for posterity, so I have somewhere to refer back to should I ever wish to relive that sinking feeling in the stomach. (Top image courtesy of the Scottish Government, from Flickr.)
The evening had started so well!
As the reality began to take shape about the referendum result...
Some connections being drawn between the #EUref and Scotland's #IndyRef from 2014:https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746130420106928128https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746132757827489793 Back to the misery...https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746132373796954114https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746144795597414400https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746153929709346816https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746161418190348288 This was weird:https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746137436607160320https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746138800900968448 Details started to emerge, about the vote and its consequences. Who voted which way? Who's 'to blame'?https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746148408663093256https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746334426729185280https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746151399579357184https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746271793804115968 Scotland's future got more and more attention as it became apparent that Scottish voters had diverged so dramatically from vast parts of England and Wales:https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746156559714160641https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746157245403107329https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746170298706305026https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746155588149706755https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746390863727714304 Time for Scotland to prepare for an influx of refugees from the rest of the UK?https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746261578325065728 What of referenda as a means of government?https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746271192206741504 Analysis of the fallout started to pick up, from many directions:https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746286139561086976https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746287307288887296https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746983764107091968 A little humour. Just a little.https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746368679596658688https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746984187035533312 And so to the future:https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/746996528921845760https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/747002402755190784https://twitter.com/dsrjarman/status/747032050088173568 It seems that most enthusiastic pre-Brexit camps may now those in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Frankfurt and across the rest of the EU. Tired and bored of the UK's messing around many will just want us gone, as soon as possible. Will that be time enough for the Scottish Government to put into place special arrangements for Scotland? This is becoming a humanitarian rescue mission.