Final hours

Hours tick away and the drama of the moment is not lost on anyone. Last night, Ruth Davidson, Sadiq Khan and Frances O’Grady held the Leave campaign to account for their fibs during this long referendum campaign.  Every time I hear a broadcast about the referendum, I can think of more reasons to vote REMAIN tomorrow.

I hope that we can get away from the politicians’ habit of constantly repeating a lie until it becomes a perceived “truth”. If anything that’s the real tragedy of this national referendum.  That said, most independent fact checking favours REMAIN facts far more often than LEAVE assertions.

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Those wanting to leave the EU with no plan for Britain are asking for a leap in the dark.  That’s not a wise choice for either the optimist or the pessimist.

I’m fed up with British politicians saying the EU they built is a failure. It’s not.  So many people across the world look upon what Europe has achieved with great admiration.  If Britain chooses to leave the EU, it would not only have an effect inside Britain but also on the rest of the world.

The EU is not perfect. What human institution is perfect?  Our seat at the table means we can shape Europe.  How can we break away and negotiate new deals if we can’t make sound deals next door?

This referendum is a great exercise in democracy. However, let’s not do this too often as it forces divisions between people that will be hard to mend but mend we must.

We need to keep Britain in the driving seat. We must lead, not leave Europe. Vote REMAIN.

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