I’m not sure naive is the right word.
Mrs P will tell you I’m the eternal optimist.
With my first vote, aged 23, to join the EU it was naive of me to believe we would change the British culture. The hate of Johnny Foreigner, the bigotry, I even thought the Brits could handle European licensing laws. That was naive I was young.
Now 44 years further on with all those dreams shattered and with a feeling of all that hard work was for nothing as we’ve ended up right back where we started 40+ years ago. Stand where I stand now and see a glimmer of hope. All it needs is optimism and faith in your fellow man to make it work.
Is there a long list of countries which regretted becoming independent?