I like being able to move freely within Europe.
I like the Human Rights Act and the ECHR
I like being part of a club that others are dying to join
More than anything, I love that it makes us more internationalist and outward looking.
People want to give up all that? For what?
Surely, we’d have to be certain that the alternative is better than what we have now.
There’s no evidence of that whatsoever.
If we left, David Cameron and George Osborne would be ousted within days.
We would then be governed by a bunch of journeymen right-wing conservative jokers like Ian Duncan Smith (I mean seriously?), Priti Patel (who?), Chris Grayling (who?) and Michael Gove. Boris Johnson would be our PM, a man even more out of touch than Ian Duncan Smith. These are politicians for whom this is all a game, roulette with our futures, and just an opportunity for power grabbing.
If that wasn’t frightening enough, they would be in charge of redrafting a whole bunch of laws and trade agreements.
The HRA has got a bad rap in this country, whipped up by the Daily Mail, The Sun and The Daily Express. It’s in their interests to keep their readers scared and fearful because readers being bored is death for newspapers.
Do you really trust the Tories and amateur Tories like the above smug, self proclaimed Gang of Six to enshrine our human rights?
Rights like a person’s freedom from torture, right to a fair trial, right to privacy, etc.?
Do you trust them to keep us out of the recession that is predicted by the Treasury, The Bank of England, the IMF, industry leaders etc. which would follow a vote to leave?
Why then do people want to leave?
I think it’s a Little Englander mentality. Harking back for an earlier time. The time of Downton Abbey and Midsomer Murders. As well as a two fingers at the establishment.
This isn’t a time to be small minded.
This is the vote of our lives, with huge consequences as well as for our children and grandchildren.
Once we’re out, we’re out.
It’s up to us to vote responsibly and seriously.