A sad, troubling day for the UK, the EU, and the world at large. This post over on Twitter, by a guy called Keith Calder, sums up my feelings very succinctly: "I'm scared of the world that's being created by the people who are scared of the world." Manipulating fearmongers are on the rise, not just in the UK but all over the world, and they've won a major, devastating victory today. To put it into context, to explain the dismay that I'm feeling along with everyone else who wanted the UK to remain in Europe -- I view people like Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage the same way I view Donald Trump. Now, if the people of America go and vote Trump in, fine, that's democracy in action, and if he proves to be as vile and harmful as I suspect he would be, they only have to tolerate him for 4 years, then can vote him out again. That's the beauty of democracy -- you get a chance every handful of years or so to correct your mistakes. But the UK leaving the EU... that's the same as voting Donald Trump into power FOREVER. The fearmongers have persuaded the masses to step off the edge of a cliff, and there's no going back from that decision, and everyone will have to suffer the consequences indefinitely. It's a vote that should never have been called, by a weak prime minister who was only concerned about winning his next election, and it's like a stake through the heart of a country that was once a shining light when it came to standing against the forces of fear and hatred. If you want to hear more from me about where I think fearmongers can lead us if we blindly follow their lead, read my Zom-B books, because that's what I was writing about in those. Blatant lies have been swallowed whole by the public, and the liars now sit, cackling, on their thrones at the top of the burning pyre. Such a sad, troubling day.