The Staggers 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. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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." Articles to read if you are in a brexistential crisis: I'm a Remain voter who feels optimistic about Brexit - here's why The EU doesn't protect workers' rights - it has destroyed them Progressive voters must ditch party differences to gain a voice in Brexit Britain Do you have a suggestion for next week's word? Share it in the form below. Loading... › A long parliamentary inquiry into sex work is taking us one step closer to decriminalisation Julia Rampen is the digital night editor at the Liverpool Echo, and the former digital news editor of the New Statesman. She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!