I went to the recording of BBC Radio 4 Any Questions tonight where posh people asked questions on immigration and the royal family. It reminded me why I couldn't be a politician, my brain isn't fast enough with a quite retort to be on a stage and when people say something silly I want to shout at them. I guess Twitter has a purpose after all.
The panel was split between a Remain and Leave vote for EU membership with Malcolm Forsyth (Tory Lord) moaning about unelected judges and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh pointing out that a member of the house of Lords and former sole ruler of Scotland should hardly complain about unelected people in power.
It's so frustrating that there's so little care about a process which allows the people of Europe to work together in a democratic process that the referendum on EU membership has such little debate and care compared to the Scottish referendum of two years ago.
I advocate voting remain to work with common standards that allow free movement and trade without the lowest common denominator problem of say NAFTA. Voting remain to be able to go and live wherever I want to. Voting remain to not have England dominate Scotland politically. Voting remain to remove arbitrary lines on a map. Voting remain for a layer of government that investigates tax avoidance to stop it turning into tax evasion. Voting remain for a control on bankers bonuses that destroyed the economy. Voting remain for workers rights and paid holiday. Voting remain on pollution controls which don’t care about lines on a map. Voting remain to work with my friends and colleagues in the rest of the continent because a person in London is no more foreign than a person in Barcelona or Brno.
I strongly advocate for British, Irish or Commonwealth citizens living in the UK to vote similarly.