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2 July 2016

Word of the week: Brexistential Crisis

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

By Julia Rampen

After seven days that have split the country, the main political parties and even the generations, this week’s word is:

Brexistential Crisis (n)

A feeling of confusion and panic that has spread through at least 48 per cent of the population since 23 June. Symptoms include feeling torn about whether you can trust your parents in a voting booth, nervousness about your holiday plans and confusion over if anyone is in charge of the country at all.

Usage: 

“Since she discovered her mother had voted Leave, she has been thrown into an brexistential crisis.”

“The Labour Party is in a state of brexistential crisis.”

“The GP said the NHS needed at least another £350million a week before he could prescribe anything for a brexistential crisis.”

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  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
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