Friday, 17 June 2016
Not quite a Damascene moment, but I think I got there in the end
Apologies, fishing free this one, and sans photos, but I need to write this down before I forget a conclusion drawn.
I was recently sent a quote that seemed to sum up my current feelings about the impending referendum:
"How foul this referendum is. The most depressing, divisive, duplicitous political event of my lifetime. May there never be another"
What must the rest of the world think about how we have gone about this business?
There are many issues that I (and others) have been wrangling with in recent months, I won't list them here as it would extend to a plethora of words and I have banks to mow, but I think I have given each matter enough thought (months and months) to make my own decision; and "Vote Leave" and "Vote Remain" camps you have been no help at all
(some of the leading protagonists on both sides have a good deal of navel gazing to do once this thing is done and dusted)
But with a nod to the true seer of the age
EU, I remain your most humble and obedient servant
#Putting my faith in the next generation making a better fist of attending to the machinations of the EU and further global matters than my own contemporaries (no pressure kids, but I've every confidence)
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Indeed - it is a real kettle. For me it was all quite clear, as a european mama,but then I read James Meek on farming and the eu in the LRB and was baffled by the possibles. What a wounding thing this referendum is. Now we will have to build bridges amongst our own communities as well as reach out across the water in whichever direction - and eu or not eu does not look like the bigger problem. I'm still in for the future for so many reasons, one of which is that it tempers our worst excesses.
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