The British Catch-22
Modern Politics is always divisive, this is the result of an agressive confrontational style that seeks to belittle and ridicule opponents rather than find consensus, like some playground spat.
Yet what we are looking at in the UK is a choice that will define the opportunities of future generations.
That means we must vote for our children and grandchildren, regardless of what that would mean for us personally. Strange concept right? Perhaps this is the kern of the issue, because those that will be affected most are undeniably those under 18.
As in all these matters it is worth examining the motivations of those behind each campaign. I believe it is undeniable that neither side has covered themselves in glory, if fact their campaigns owe something to the great British tradition of comedy like Fawlty Towers. But of course this is how we British like to do things.
We have a choice base on zero facts, none of the “statistics” or “figures” published by the treasury or the leave campain bear any scrutiny — when was the last time a Government ran a surplus?
Would you really trust any of these politicians to do your weekly shop if you gave them £100 — what might you get? Would you get anything or would all the money be used for image consultants, NLP training and expenses?
There is a choice that each of us must make, and that choice is a deeply personal one, it should not be swayed by fear or false facts, but based on feeling and intuition.
As a disclaimer I would like to state that I will not be voting, which is my democratic right — contrary to popular opinion this does not mean I have no right to comment, indeed my position is that neither of these parties presents me with a clear and compelling reason to believe that they are in any way qualified to lead the United Kingdom in the best interests of the people.
The choice is between the devil and the deep blue sea, neither of which appeals.
There is every chance that this may be a 50/50 split, in which case there can be no valid outcome and in fact a decision would rely on the counting of postal votes which may take weeks. I expect that the media with their vested interests will do everything to call a decision early, much as happened when George W. Bush was elected in the US in 2000. We now know he lost the popular vote, yet the judicary favoured him and we know what happened next. Expect no different with the EU Referendum.