Skip to main content
Plane wing through a turquoise sky

Goodbye to EU

By Paul, on 31st January 2020

Au revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Do widzenia, Antio sas, Adios, Vaarwel, Dovizhdane, Ahoj, Farvel, Hüvasti, Hyvästi, Viszontlátásra, Slan, Addio, Ardievas, Atsisveikina, Äddi, Addiju, Tchau, La reverdere, Zbohom, Zbogon, Adjö.

Saying farewell is tough in any language. It’s big. It’s significant and it’s final. But goodbyes can also be remarkably quiet too. Often there’s mixed feelings - regret about things you’re leaving behind, and excitement about what’s still to come. 

How we each say goodbye today will be different for each of us. For some it’ll be cheering and celebrating. For others it’ll be with relief that the uncertainty is over. For me it will be with fond memories and warm regards.

I want to stay, but I know I must leave. 

And whilst I’ll be sad for a short while, I’m up for the challenges that lie ahead. Because now is the time. The time to come together. The time to forgive and forget. It’s a time to think about what the future could be, and the part we’ll each play.  

So what’s it gonna take?

1: Belief
We must leave the past behind us. We have to find a way to believe in Britain. A Britain that works for everyone. For me, that’s about being inclusive, forward thinking and innovative. A place where fair play and democracy still hold true. And where respect and kindness is freely traded. 

2: Openness
We have to be open for business to the whole world. We can’t cream off the top, expecting to have all the benefit and none of the challenge. We’re best when we’re working together. On climate, on security, on economy – we can’t go it alone. We have to welcome the world. 

3: Expectation
We should hold our leaders to account. We cannot continue to accept lies, broken promises and cronyism. We must be more active. Find ways to get involved in the debate. Stand up for the things we believe in and demand better. 

4: Put your back into it
Don’t be a whinging pom. Let’s get stuck in. Playing the blame game or leaving it for others to sort out won’t fly. There’s a lot to be done so roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. 

5: Don’t worry
My Niece plays 3 little birds at full volume on repeat and I never tire of hearing it. Despite what the papers say, every little thing, is gonna be alright. Be happy. You’ll have so much more fun. 

So dry your eye or raise a toast. The next few years are gonna be tough, but with a bit of belief, a splosh of openness and expectation we can enjoy the hard work and the amazing things we can achieve when we’re all facing forward. 

Bye Bye EU – it’s been a blast. 

More thoughts from us

Loading Screen

How to adapt to the new world of work

Our head of agency, Lisa Pearson, hosted a virtual panel event for Leeds Digital Festival 2021 all about adapting to the new world of working. We were joined by Cindy Christodoulou; Director of Culture at Ogury, Sophie Wilkinson; Director of Operations at Hearst and, Tracey Newton; Director of Colleague Experience at Yorkshire Building Society to discuss how they intend to grow and develop their companies in a post-pandemic world.

Continue reading
Story wooden letters

Turning 30 minutes of conversation into 30 days of content

Social and storytelling is a great way to attract new tech talent to your company, but how do you authentically tell your story when your teams are time poor? Alex Blow, account director at Chatter, hosted a virtual social and storytelling masterclass to teach you how to turn 30 minutes of conversation into 30 days of content.

Continue reading
See more articles

Get in touch

We believe that all people have talent. And we think that every business and organisation can do amazing things when they engage with that talent in the right way. So, if you’d like to talk about what we can do for you, your business, and your talent, we’d love a chat. And if you’d like to stay up to date with what we think, create and do then sign up for our newsletter, too.

Please see our Privacy Policy for details on how we use your information.

Thanks for getting in touch!

Your message has been sent on to the team, one of us will be in touch as soon as we can.

In the meantime, if you need us urgently, why not give us a call on +44 113 524 0390.

There was an error!

There was an error sending your message, please try again later. If the problem persists, feel free to give us a call on +44 113 524 0390.

Map of Leeds, United Kingdom
Castleton Mill, Castleton Close
Leeds, LS12 2DS
hello@welovechatter.com +44 113 524 0390