Thursday, 23 June 2016
Not in My Name
What a bloody mess!
A referendum called by David Cameron worried that the Tories were losing votes to UKIP has led to the pretty strong possibility that Britain will vote to leave the EU to become an isolated backwater and economic basket case.
Yet that does not appear to be concerning the politicians taking part in the most mean spirited, vitriolic and down right nasty contest I have witnessed in my lifetime.
Two sides trying to out do each other in the xenophobia, racist and bigotry stakes.
For that is what it appears to be all about.
Getting rid of the immigrants. Yes those people who work in our hospitals and care homes, who pick, cook and serve the food we all consume and who help to keep this country going being vilified by right wing reactionaries.
For what it is worth I think it will be a narrow vote to remain in the EU.*
The worrying thing is that almost half the country will have voted Brexit.
Coupled with the rise of the far right in mainland Europe and Donald Trump the world is a scary place - probably the scariest it has been since 1939.
God help us all.
The Special AKA - Racist Friend
* Got that wrong!