Rather like the fact that our automatic gear box suddenly made horrific grinding noises going up a hill today, and we had to pull off the road, call the insurance company to get a tow truck to take us to the repair garage. An unavoidable eventuality. For our car, it is probably repairable. We need to check our warrenty to see if we can still claim parts.
I suppose this is the same for all the treaties we have for the EU. The reality is the paperwork and negotiations to see who is paying for what. The Mechanic will be able to fix it.
I would hate to see the likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage have any hand in negotiating for the UK.
I would also like to see them all publicly discredited for the lies they have fed the British Public.
However I am not prepared to accept that over half of the voters were wrong to make a leave decision. Most people have a gut instinct if something is right or not.
What is important is that we are a genuinely democratic Nation, and this was probably the last vote that we would make as one. Perhaps we may be diminished in the eyes of the world by this vote to leave, but I understand that M. Hollande from France has already made a response to Madame. Le Pen that France will hold no referendum. Europe then, is not democratic at all.
Perhaps what politicians and financiers have misjudged is how over half the population feel their situation is not benefited by their mis-handling of our money and resources. I wonder if this is the same the world over.
So many people are still living in poverty in the UK and indeed all around the world. When the rich flaunt their wealth so outrageously, and the poor do not have enough money to pay their bills, there must surely be a revolution.
We must all feel very sober at the moment. This vote must surly signal just how much people feel is wrong with society, our ideology, our hopes and desires.
As always I am an optimist. What has been broken can be fixed if we have a desire to make the changes needed. What I would like to see is the country re-uniting under a common banner commiting to a positive outcome. We will need our best entreprenurial skills, and a commitment from working England to avoid a serious blow to our own prosperity.
A definate 'take a holiday at home' and boost our own tourism figures. Seek out places in rural areas to go and spend on day trips and weekends.
On a small Island like Jersey, our own internal economy functions by spending in local businesses, and keeping the money circulating.
It looks to me as though the Uk Government, and indeed the EU have continued to drive a vehical that was obviously not fit for purpose up a steep hill, and not heed the warning noises that the gearbox was about to blow up.
I think the British people may have chosen to walk over the edge of a precipice if that is how it is seen, (or pull off the road), rather than be driven into economic and political slavery to a European vision they do not share.