Over the top

This week, mindless production line phrases have been the speciality of the Brexiters. The EU is a dictatorship. Like hell it is otherwise they would have banned this vote. The EU has passed its sell by date. What on earth do they mean? We (Brits) can’t make our own laws. Sheer nonsense on the week of the opening of Parliament. This strange disposition is like knowing grass is green but swearing that its black or blue. Or reverting to pre-Copernicus ideas that the Earth is at the centre of the universe. He was from Poland by the way. Or taking-up David Icke with his conspiracy theories about shape shifting lizards in Buckingham Palace.
What’s even more bizarre is that if you ask difficult questions or raise awkward facts then suddenly you are cast as anti-British! Just waving the flag of St. George is supposed to wash away any inconvenient information. If published claims don’t measure up, then it’s because you’re not listening properly or you’re biased.
It’s not only the in/out debate that stirs-up peculiar reactions. This week’s opinion polls have shown an increase in the lead of the REMAIN side. Several reactions have been along the lines of; these are not real polls but simply made up by a propaganda campaign. However fair, professional and objective the analysis is the ostriches bury their heads in the sand. There are times when I feel the need to say: you need help or clam down and take it easy but I know its wiser not to.
I’m sure there are genuine, serious and thoughtful Brexiters who can construct coherent and rational arguments but where are they, where have they gone? Have the EU’s secret police locked them all up and thrown away the key? That’s a joke – just in case the next e-mail tells me it’s all true and it’s not fair.
The UK’s referendum to be held on Thursday, 23 June will decide whether Britain leaves or remains in the EU. It’s the biggest vote in my lifetime. My plea is; don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. I truly believe that we can shape the EU to work better for everyone. Separate out the false from the true. If it sounds over the top, then it probably is over the top. A vote to REMAIN.

Author: johnwvincent

Our man in Southern England

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