I still care about Brexit, but not as much as I did before the coronavirus made me rethink my priorities, says ag recruiter Phil Garnham.
Such have been the events of the last few months that the word Brexit has all but disappeared from our daily vernacular.
Of course, this does not mean that the catastrophe of our hurtling out of the EU is postponed.
Indeed, we have been so concerned about the wellbeing of neighbours, friends and family that we have been nigh on oblivious as to what the Government is doing on our ‘behalf’.
The thing is, Covid-19 has made us all rethink our priorities.
Do I care about Brexit? Of course.
Do I care as much as I did? No.
And I don’t think I’m alone.
It’s been four years since the referendum and the country tore itself in two.
Four years of a constant barrage by the media, politicians and protestors about how a little over half the nation voted for the wrong thing.
Four years of seeing deafening arguments on social media.
The worst of it all is how we have allowed this to spread into the facets of daily life.
There is no middle ground to anything anymore – just one side or the other.
And it’s exhausting.
It took a pandemic to knit parts of society together.
Clapping the NHS. Checking on vulnerable family and friends.
Generally, being how we were less than a decade ago.
But it may as well be back in the 1950s.
As we appear destined for a ‘second wave’, one has to question the logic of deciding against any form of extension.
Harvest is virtually finished now and we have a massive exportable surplus, but we seem intent on telling our closest market to ‘come back with some ideas’ instead of trying to relieve the burden on the UK commodity market.
Still, at least we’ll get our blue passports, so that’s nice.
Phil can be found tweeting at @ag_recruiter