So have you decided? Do we stay or do we go? I think I know which way I will go but I don’t think I have anyone else to that for that. I mean no-one seems to have the faintest idea do they? Not the news, not the newspapers (all of whom have taken the stance that their owners have taken and are the writing the news accordingly, which is what they usually do) So then you look at the personalities involved. Who do I trust? You see, for me, it doesn’t help that the initial gang looked like what my Grandad used to call “The End of the Pier Show.”
See what I mean? Hello! – normal people out here trying to make an informed decision. Then when we look at the politics. There’s Michael Gove who makes every teacher I know make a sort of involuntary noise like a balloon being let down. And Priti Patel who seems unable to make a full sentence on Question Time. And that woman who never blinks. Then there’s Ian Duncan Smith. A man whose plan for reducing the benefits bill seems to involve making a lot of sick people work until they die. We haven’t even got to George Galloway – singlehandedly adding to the gaiety of the nation with that hat and pronouncements about “No” not always meaning “No”. But then it’s not as if anyone on the other side is any better. George Osborne says leaving will harm the economy. But he doesn’t know. How can he know? One – because we have never done it and Two because The Economy seems to do what it flamin well wants most of the time which accounts for Osborne’s permanently surprised expression I suppose.
Then there’s Immigration. Europe is making such a cock up of the whole thing and we are one of the few countries who can pull up the drawbridge and back off from it. But it doesn’t feel right to do that does it? While these poor people are fleeing from these homicidal maniacs, just silently thanking God for the English Channel and then going about our own jolly business seems a bit off to me.
Also there’s security. Apparently, if we withdraw, Interpol will take their ball home and not tell us about possible terrorist attacks and will laugh behind their hands when it happens. Seems a bit selfish. So much to think about.
And finally and it’s not finally because there is ages to go yet – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that if we leave Scotland will be demanding another Independence Referendum. No. Please Lord No. Not again.