I’m starting this thread because it would feel strange to ignore what’s happened today, especially as it has consequences for small businesses. I was going to post this reply to Susannah @curiousseagull in the #folksyfriday thread, but felt I should say it as a separate topic.
This is not an official Folksy view. This is mine. I am very worried about happened today. There are many reasons although this particular one is personal: my mother is Danish but has been living in the UK for over 40 years (although she was not entitled to vote in the referendum). She’s a potter and it now looks like she may have to give up her studio because her pension is paid by Denmark to Danes living in EU countries, and without that she can’t afford it. I really hope that doesn’t happen and that the European nations and Britain find a way of working together to support each other.
My niece will probably also lose her job as she works for an arts organisation supporting designers in the North East which is entirely funded by EU money.
Two personal stories, I know, but two people among many whose livelihoods are in the balance - and both in the creative sector.