Brexit : Signs of frustration in London after leaving EU
LONDON, July 3, (APP) - Sadness, insomnia, frustration and confusion: the Brexit blues have gripped many European Union supporters since Britain's shock decision to leave the bloc last week.
"I would say I am currently suffering from anxiety and/or
depression," EU backer Mick Watson, 41, told AFP.
"I hadn't felt anything like this before Friday's referendum result.
I am worried, very worried.
"I am constantly online, my work and home life has suffered. I feel
like my way of life is threatened and that's scary," added the University of Edinburgh researcher.
The seismic vote has forced Britain to recognise the deep divisions
within its society, a profound realisation that heralds a turbulent and uncertain future.
Around 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU, while 16.1 million
voted to stay, leaving huge numbers fearful of life outside the bloc.
"Our reactions are multiple. The first is shock and a sense of
betrayal felt by Remain voters, many of whom feel that they no longer recognise the UK they live in," explained Jay Watts, of Queen Mary University of London.