Voting and the EU Referendum

Just a quick one. Boring as it may be.

It’s none of my business whether you think we should stay/leave the EU and I’m going to try and keep this as unbiased as possible. However please make sure you have registered to vote on the EU Referendum. The deadline is 11:59 pm Tuesday (June the 7th) evening. If you are going to Glastonbury Festival, register for a postal vote.

I cannot express how important this is, especially the postal vote. The future of an entire country, (whether you like it or not. I think it’s….fine, i guess?), is being decided in a few weeks. 250,000 odd people will be attending a music festival, that’s a sizeable voting chunk of the under 60s demographic. It’s a deadly dull thing to be talking about and everybody has more exciting things to be doing, but unfortunately this vote is going to have a pretty wide impact. The 18–24’s and 25–35’s are the most underrepresented groups within our voting system and the future of a nation is being decided on a weekend when the future is dancing to music and getting loose. So it’s our responsibility to ensure that the future of the nation is the most strongly represented demographic, either by postal vote or choosing to abstain from cavorting with hippies. or you didn’t get tickets.

But who do you vote for? Only you can choose but the propaganda war on both sides of the stay/leave fence has reached such an absurd limit that it’s impossible to find anything more informative than a Family Guy meme or a Winston Churchill quote. The scaremongering, the cutesy youtube videos, the endless memes. OH GOD THE MEMES. I’ve seen click baiting websites host 2 of exactly the same image, the only difference between them being the placement of the words “Stay’ or “Leave”. So please, when deciding to vote stay or leave, do your own research, make your own decisions. Don’t make up you’re mind by listening to hearsay and scrolling through your facebook feed. You know your own mind and what matters to you most, so put the time in, (the internet really can be useful sometimes), and make sure you’re not being conned by some buzzwords and fancy graphics.

The UK is technically a democracy. For a democracy to work we have to believe that a decision this large and all-affecting was come to fairly and democratically. The only way we are going to believe this is if we are all active participants within the democracy. Whichever way the decision goes, we must make sure it was made by the majority.

Do not let the future of a nation be decided by the elderly or uninformed, undemocratically. You’re vote matters.

P.S. Here’s the link to register: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Now you have no excuse. Go forth my pretties.

P.P.S. If anyone is actually reading my posts, I’m terribly sorry for the inconsistency of updates, I’m trying to figure out a way I can be better at life.

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