OK, so this one is for Dudette, Denshort and to an extent Abbevillemummy.
Here's a quote from a mum on another site.
I understand why you mention Teresa May is childless...she does not leave the legacy of Brexit to her own children....but guess she may have nephews, nieces ....and she must wonder how she will go down in history.
She gets the reason I have referred to the PM as childless and makes some mitigating comments about the fact that she may well have younger relatives in her family for whose future she will be concerned. Sensible, balanced response, in stark contrast to some of the daft, knee-jerk ranting I've experienced on here and elsewhere.
For those making silly comments, where in my post do I say that anyone without children has worthless political opinions? I don't, in fact, I explicitly post to the contrary on various forums.
"I completely agree, it doesn't in any way diminish her ability or judgement".
I will also apologise if I've offended anyone without children, it was absolutely not my intention. I have simply realised that a large part of my anger about Brexit and the vote of older people to restrict the freedoms of younger people long after they are gone is entirely driven by my concerns for my children and their progeny. If I didn't have children, I'd still be majorly pissed off but I'd be perhaps 30% as angry as I am on behalf of my kids and the generations that will have to live with the nasty-looking future that we're moving inexorably towards. I don't think that view makes me selfish or a bad person, I'm just trying to be honest and articulate my feelings. Neither am I IN ANY WAY disparaging the views of those who don't have children. EVERYONE''S OPINION HAS EQUAL weight, for the record, but at the same time, I am not alone in noticing the irony of having a PM and Wandsworth MP who are both childless and making decisions that are going to affect our children's' entire lives. No offence or insult was intended but I concede I could perhaps have expressed my concerns in a better and less inflamatory way. we're all human.
Julian, yes, I know from having seen your posts over the years that you're not a mental, mail-reading brexiteer, quite the opposite, you're a conscious and considered individual that cares about their community, so I will take your admonishment in the spirit I hope it was intended, and yes I'm angry, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. I think it will take sustained anger and activism to get this aberration overturned. I hope a few of you will join us on the march next Saturday and #resist! Best wishes to the NVN community for engaging in this issue and I thank you for you support.