So which way do you think the vote about the EU is going to go and what reasons do you consider to be either valid or compelling on either side?
I think it's very close at the moment, and I think the turnout could be a deciding factor. But, as far as I can see, the balance has been slowly shifting towards 'Out' for several months, now - and I don't think the 'Remain' camp have done themselves any favours with their over the top scare stories ("Brexit could bring on World War III!", for example), nor by Cameron inviting Obama to come over and lecture us on what was best for us (i.e., what was best for Cameron, and the Democrat Party in the US).
If we had a true labour government I would not hesitate to vote 'out'. I agree with much of what has been said above.
As it stands, I feel that the EU is the only brake on Camoron and his fascist friends. I think they will take us out and then we will cease to be a democracy at all. Working people's rights will be taken away and we will become little more than serfs. All this fuss over a split on the tory party is just flim-flam designed to confuse and distract the electorate. I firmly believe that this government is as sinister and corrupt as many of those it denigrates for the same behaviour.
I think they will take us out and then we will cease to be a democracy at all. Working people's rights will be taken away and we will become little more than serfs.
Furthermore the EU wish to see an end to Govt control over things like the NHS and to see them opened up, TTIP is to allow access to the NHS and other countries health systems to American insurance companies!@mikelyons - It looks like we are doomed either way then.......
The Guardian reports that according to the critics, TTIP would undermine job security as well as current minimum labour standards agreed in the EU. British Labour Partypolitician John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, has described TTIP as resulting in a huge transfer of powers to Brussels and corporate interests that will bring about a form of "modern-day serfdom".
(Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
As it stands, I feel that the EU is the only brake on Camoron and his fascist friends.
Mike, I just have to ask.......Camoron.......was that a legit typo? LoL
Interesting reading through the above. The majority of comments clearly don't like the existing situation, but it's impossible to go back to what was before. The EU influence has placed an indelible footprint that will continue to impact regardless of the outcome.
Sorry Dave but fundamentaly disagree with everything you have said, and more importantly for me it is about self determination,it is also a case of taxation without representation. we are not voting to stay in the EU as it is now, there are a whole raft of things that it is admitted have been held back until after the UK votes.
The EU has shown it's total lack of will to change, it is not reformed, it will not allow reformation. Cameron 's so called deal was taken apart by the commons select committee.
The major worry for the EU is that when we vote to leave other countries will follow and their whole house of cards will collapse!
I do not wish to be part of a country called the united states of europe, and that is the end game for those who created it with the 1957 treaty of Rome, and it is what we will be voting to be apart of it if we do not leave now!
Not sure about the UK but in Canada (and the U.S.) it appears to be more about getting re-elected than doing anything for the good of the country. I always vote and will never become apathetic personally, but the older I get the more I come to understand apathy.Isn't the whole point of government about making laws