Friday, 3 June 2016

Voting in the EU referendum

My view is basically it depends on what is most important for you
So a quick guide to the EU & UK:

Economic - leaving would cause a short to medium turn down turn the the UK economy - EU likely to be very hard toward us

Sovereignty - EU stops having any say in UK law, many EU laws still on UK's books
Immigration - UK can stop EU national coming to the UK - won't end all migration either legal or illegal. Harder for Brits to live / work in EU
Human rights - UK still a signature of the ECHR we could end this. Britain has a good historic record on this so I am not afraid on this score
Workers / Social rights - probably diluted but it really depends of the kind of government Britain elected post brexit
NHS - really no impact to be honest either way
Farming - loss of EU subside so loss of some smaller farms but UK agriculture is pretty robust
Jobs: Some will be lost - my guess is in the hundred thousands
War: utter red herring on both sides, should be ashamed of themselves
That is all I can think off
I am out because for me I don't feel European and all the treaties won't change this so I can not vote for more Europe

Monday, 25 January 2016


As a floating voter for the first time in my life I’d thought I’d share some views with you guys!
Firstly I work for a company that does a lot of business in Europe and even the referendum is hurting us let along Brexit

Secondly I am a nationalist. I am fairly found of my country and believe that Britain should be sovereign.

So arguments I follow for IN:

·         UK trade a great deal with the EU
·         Like it or not Britain is in Europe (geographically)
·         I simply don’t believe in the out campaign future vision
·         Open boarders have been good for the UK and allowed British people get jobs in the EU
·         Some issue can’t be fixed at the national level
·         More globalised governance seems to be the way of the future
·         Don’t want Britain isolated
·         Massive step into unknown

Argument for Out:
·         The EU is undemocratic
·         The EU seems not to care about Britain
·         The EU interferes in matters which have nothing to do with trade
·         Having mass levels of low skilled immigration is not sustainable
·         People said not joining the Euro would spell economic ruin and yet it was our salvation
·         Look what the EU did to Greece
·         Britain is not culturally European
·         I don’t want the UK to be a part of a super state

Things we cannot possibly know 
What Brexit will bring

Where the EU project will end