Wednesday, 22 June 2016

UK Referendum 2016

So tomorrow, those of us who have bothered to register will vote in the most important referendum this country has held since 1975.

I have not watched one single referendum debate since the campaign started and have only read The i Paper as it's a neutral publication.

However, I think it's safe to say both sides haven't put their side across properly at all. Remember Cameron's World War III quote and the constant xenophobia from messers Farage, Boris, Gove et al.

The murder of Jo Cox last week shows how disgusting this campaign has been when her attacker may have been brainwashed by a far right group, when Ms Cox and others who don't hold Brexit views are seen as traitors.

This doesn't mean that all Brexiteers are bigoted, racist morons, far from it. There is a genuine concern about immigration and jobs, which nobody has a real solution to solve. They're not going to get it from Boris or Nigel Farage, both who are career politicians out to say the 'right' thing to enhance their careers.

So you're left with the perception that Remainers are white, middle class liberals, business people and the establishment, while Leave is full of working class people who don't fully understand the reasons why we should stay in the EU.

It's a bloody mess and that was before Jo Cox's murder.

However, I know it's going to be a close run thing tomorrow with undeciders who hold the key to our future.

If you haven't decided which way to vote, consider that the EU benefits us a lot more than we realise. Beaches are cleaner thanks to EU regulations, we have paid holiday for 28 days, soon mobile phone calls will no longer have roaming charges in EU countries and parts of this country receive EU subsidies, such as dairy farmers, keeping our British milk sustainable, when greedy supermarkets pay them peanuts.

Vote leave and it opens up a Pandora's Box of issues, not just for us in the UK, but for Europe as a whole. The union was set up to sustain peace after World War II and have come a long way since then. Don't throw it away for a nostalgic view of the past that really wasn't there.

Vote Remain.