How one word may have swung the EU vote

A simplification obviously, and compounded by a number of other influencing factors, but here, from a psychological not a political perspective, is my breakdown of what those were and why they were important. Some of the same issues would have applied had the vote gone the other way.   A referendum is an extraordinary thing because many more people than usual tend to vote which means there’s likely to be a significant number of novice voters, people less experienced at the whole rather intimidating process, than usual. Why is this important? Because when something is important AND you’re not familiar … Continue reading How one word may have swung the EU vote

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No idea who your MEP is? Never voted for one?

But you’re going to vote Leave because the EU is unelected and doesn’t do what you want. Right, well whose fault is that, then? I’m guilty of ignorance too. I thought about MEPs today for the first time and I had to look mine up. I’ve never voted for one, never had a clue what they do and that’s my fault. Worse, I find that Farage is one of them and maybe by not engaging, I helped put him there. I hope I get another chance. If we still need MEPs after tomorrow, I’ll be all over mine like a … Continue reading No idea who your MEP is? Never voted for one?

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Not a Party Political Broadcast

Europe. I’m in; and not because of the personal gains (I don’t know if there are any), or the personal losses if we leave (I don’t know about those either). I’m also just as concerned as anyone else about borders, immigration, trade, and legislative freedom, and I think the EU as an organisation needs to get its act together in terms of international efficacy. Its response to the refugee crisis has been pathetic. So I’m not voting to stay because I have a rose-tinted notion of the EU; I’m voting to stay because unity is more essential than ever in … Continue reading Not a Party Political Broadcast

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