Monthly Archives: June 2016

The UK Still Can and Should Remain

Me in France 3Over the weekend, whilst reeling from the shock news that the UK has voted to leave the EU, I was monitoring and consistently promoting an online petition to call for a repeat vote. Many people have signed it, but most insist that change is not on the cards. I disagree, and here I will explain why I believe the UK should reconsider its decision to leave the EU. Continue reading

Post Referendum – Letter to the UK

meDear Fellow Brits

The night of 23 June, I went to bed confident that I would wake up the next day as a member of the EU. For months the polls had been close, but I rested confident that polls are entirely unreliable. I had talked to many people and saw most of them grappling with the responsibility of their decision to vote on whether or not to leave the EU. I am sure most people I spoke to worked out that there was only one safe and sensible choice, to remain.

But now it seems that a large part of the Remain campaign brushed off the risk of a Leave vote, and with typical apathy left it up to others to take care of going to the polls. As a result, on 24 June, it was declared that the UK will leave the EU, thanks to a plebiscite that gained the support of less than 35% of the nation.

Shocking as this result was, it doesn’t seem to have overly troubled too many people at this early stage. But I would like to take a minute to explain what’s going on. Continue reading

Why You Should Vote Remain

meFresh from watching the Sky TV debates for and against leaving the EU, my view has shifted a bit. Previously, I took the position that the question is too difficult to be fully understood by the general public, that I personally would vote remain, but I wouldn’t blame anyone from abstaining because of the difficulty of the question.

After watching Michael Gove’s pitch to Leave, my position has moved. The decision to Leave is beyond the abilities of most people to fully analyse, myself included. But the decision to stay isn’t. And the Leave campaign is truly dangerous. Therefore, it is my responsibility to recommend anyone willing to listen to vote Remain.
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