Monday, 18 April 2016

Brexit vote!

I am getting very bored. Every morning I listen to claim and counter claim on either leaving or staying with the EU.
They say the same thing more or less each time! We will either be much better off if we leave the common market or we will be wonderfully well off if we stay.
Ok, I get the need for a reasoned, well developed argument...
But it's still two months away!
Have we not started this campaign a bit soon?
Everyone joining in with statistics on leaving or staying seem to be arguing as though it's imminent!
On many of the statistics I am left cold anyway and I suspect that this applies to quite a lot of us!
But we have months of this to go!
For me I am turning to the only real argument that matters.
Peace!
We have not been at war with our European partners since we joined. This is an achievement worth fighting for!
Growing up during the last war by grandparents who talked a lot about the first war I value this period of peace when all quarrels are conducted in the European Parliament rather than on the battlefields!
I may be taking this line in defence of my sanity...the urge to simply turn off the radio in the morning when yet another argument is aired is growing stronger daily.
As an electorate we are surely more likely to vote sensibly if we haven't been bored into submission by then.
But the biggest argument for not leaving is looking at those who are campaigning most vigorously.
Putting your own political ambitions in front of the needs of the country seems too cynical even for a politician!
Give us a break chaps....a months hiatus from campaigning would be great!
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