So tomorrow is a big day for the United Kingdom.
I don’t think I am really the right person to be talking about politics, as I don’t really understand the ins and outs of it. All I know is that it frustrates me, but equally I don’t have the answers.
I am writing this post just to get down on paper the worries and thoughts going around my head about this important event.
Firstly I feel strongly that we shouldn’t be voting to make this decision; the decision over whether to Leave or Remain in the EU with a basic Yes or No. I don’t think we as a population have the right information to be making an informed decision. There are too many unknowns. I am not sure the right information even exists. The issue is just not as black and white as the question we have to answer.
But we have to choose Yay or Nay, or not vote at all. And it is a great responsibility.
I am a team player. In work and also at home. Or I certainly try my best to be. You see, I think that it is best to work together, rather than apart. And if things aren’t working well together, solutions must try to be found to sort that out, so that working together..well..works..
To split apart from a Union doesn’t sit right with me. I know things aren’t perfect, and there are issues to resolve, but to walk away because of them, instead of trying to work together to resolve them, I don’t think is a positive move.
A friend said to me… It’s better the Devil you know, and this phrase sums up how I feel about the EU Referendum.
If we leave the Union, my own personal worries include the following..
Will both my husband’s job, and my own, be at risk? Although we work in very different industries, our companies have strong links with Europe and will be affected by any negative economic consequences of leaving. We might lose our jobs, which then means we can’t pay the bills, which then risks the roof over our daughters’ heads.
Will leaving provide the opportunity for Extremism to grow and thrive. Over this particular vote/issue there seems to be less tolerance and respect for each other’s way of thinking.
Will my friends’ livelihoods be okay? Many of my friend’s are self employed and they say that business is good and stable at the moment. They are nervous for a break in the Union as they are worried they will lose contracts. Things aren’t perfect at the moment, but at least they know where they stand and can pay their mortgage etc.
How will the decision shape our children’s future? No one knows this, but I instinctively feel that breaking from the Union may provide less opportunity for them in various aspects of life.
How will leaving the Union affect our friends on the continent? This decision may well affect their lives too. Maybe I shouldn’t be concerned about this, but I can’t help it.
I genuinely don’t think leaving the Union is going to magically make anything better. A lot of the grumbles over the way things are today could be changed by our Government, whether we are part of Europe or not, but haven’t been. Breaking from the Union is no guarantee that good decisions will be made by existing or future UK Governments. And I don’t think it will solve corruption within Government, any Government.
People could argue that the worries I have could be applied to our current situation if we remain in the EU. Maybe. Who knows.. All I know is that a possible break from Europe is making me feel nervous and anxious. It doesn’t feel like the right thing to do..the GOOD thing to do.
I don’t think the Grass will be Greener. I think the Grass will remain the same colour, but it’s texture will change. It’s texture will be course, and the smell not so sweet.
I wish that our natural instinct to change things for the better is to work together, rather than move apart.
I don’t want the UK to be the neighbour who doesn’t talk to anyone and grows a massive leylandii bush on their boundary. I want us to be the neighbours that are part of a community, who attend the street parties and takes in parcels for ‘them at number 85’.. If you catch my drift…!?
I am not going to lie..I don’t like change, and I am sure this will be affecting my thoughts and decisions about the referendum.
Good Luck with voting tomorrow peeps, and thanks for reading.
I am off to have a cup of tea…all the serious talk is giving me a headache!