I normally avoid politics on my blog, but this time I’m going make an exception. After quite a bit of deliberation I have decided how I am going to vote on this, but I’m keeping that to myself.
What is really getting me quite cross under the collar is level of debate from both sides. Instead of extoling the benefits of the EU the stay campaign seems to be bring out scare story after scare story. As far as I can tell if we leave they think we will be plunged into a dark age shortly afterwards and we should all start finding suitable caves just in case.
The leave campaign is no better, according to them if weren’t for the EU we would have colonized mars by now, ok I’m over exaggerating a bit. But the under tone of racism is very unpleasant, as a son of a migrant I find it’s very distasteful. Don’t even get me started on the conspiracy theories of how they (other EU countries) are all ganging up on us! There is a lot wrong with the EU, the waste and bureaucracy but they appear to be focusing on very base issues as if we aren’t bright enough to grasp other concepts.
What’s even more worrying is the media have turned it into who going be next Tory party leader contest rather than the future direction of our country.
I will cast my vote on the 23rd, but with a heavy heart and I’m not telling anyone how I voted, I don’t really want to be associated with either side.