I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that Brexit is merely the first stage in a project to turn this country into a what will be more or less a totalitarian slave state. For a start, employment rights (largely an EU creation) will be rapidly removed and human rights legislation will be repealed - and ironically these measures will impact hardest on the people that voted en masse for Brexit. In addition our infrastructure, our public services, our housing stock and what remains of our major private industries will be sold off, most likely to the Chinese, Americans and Russians. Consumer rights (again, largely an EU creation) will also be rolled back, as will food safety standards, which again will tend to hit the poorest harder. Democracy will become even more of an outdated concept than it is now. The proroguing of Parliament yesterday only shows the contempt in which the concept is held by the people (none of whom were elected to their posts by the electorate or have a mandate for their actions), who have seized control of the levers of power. Surveillance will also become even more pervasive than it is at the moment. It is a supreme irony that the EU (which is routinely lambasted as being totalitarian by Brexiteers) wants to limit the use of facial recognition technology while UK police forces and even, it seems, private corporations, gleefully adopt it with wild abandon. EU plans sweeping regulation of facial recognition: https://www.ft.com/content/90ce2dce-c413-11e9-a8e9-296ca66511c9 London’s King’s Cross uses facial recognition in security cameras: https://www.ft.com/content/8cbcb3ae-babd-11e9-8a88-aa6628ac896c As it is, increasing numbers of young people cannot afford to buy a property (which are all being hoovered up by the Chinese and Russians in order to let to British people) and increasingly, rents are getting out of reach as well. When the economy tanks post-Brexit, those phenomena will only be magnified. I predict that in 20 years time, people, especially those under 35, will be routinely living in dormitory style accommodation in much the same way as Poles, Lithuanians and Romanians do now, and we will all be watched 24/7 by a suspicious and paranoid government. And the crazy thing is, the people who enabled it did so by way of a protest vote against perceived elites, foreign intervention in UK affairs, to restore Parliamentary Sovereignty and to increase our democratic freedoms The longer this goes on, the more this whole thing starts to look like a bloodless coup and the beginnings of a dictatorship.