1. Well worth reading the threads under @IanDunt's brave post. I'll now ignore everything I know about twitter and use it to tell a story.
2. When we voted on 23 June I wondered whether I'd want to keep living here. I'm lucky I have that option.
3. I thought about New York. (This was before Trump). I thought (and think) that if Brexit happens we'll become much more like the US.
4. For me, although much is wonderful about the US, there's also much that's awful. Corporate capture, the lack of a safety net and so on.
5. So how was it that I could still contemplate moving there, I asked myself? And I realised something which felt to me important.
6. I could live in a country I loved less than my own. But I found it hard to contemplate watching from inside as my own country diminished.
7. And so I decided to stay and fight. Please forgive the self-indulgence but I tell that story for a reason.
8. I will find it very hard voluntarily to participate in an act by which my country is, at least to me, diminished.