Tuesday, 21 June 2016

You have a choice, in or out.

Here we go, another referendum leaflet through the door. Headline, 'These are the facts'. Oh yeah, who says? As far as I can see all these facts are being bandied around and no one knows for sure what the outcome will be if we remain or if we leave. I'm not going to get into any argy bargy with people, not going to tell people which option to vote for. I have made my mind up, nothing to do with anyone else, I don't have to reveal anything.

Every single person in this country should be voting on Thursday, it's your democratic right and duty to vote. The publicity, the scaremongering in the media, the confusing so called facts, the spin, the lies, are all part of campaigning. Read and digest, then go with your gut feeling. You must vote.

Right, I'm off for the second walk of the day, catching up on the missed days. Six miles yesterday, six today. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.

21 comments:

  1. Thank goodness all the argy bargy will be over soon Ilona, I am tired of all the leaflets, adverts etc for stay or leave and when I had a door visit about it all I soon told them it was no ones business which way I voted for, I think every person should vote by law what I do not agree with is 16 year olds voting, they hardly know what life is all about, I heard some of the debates with teenagers and all they worried about was travelling abroad, hey our age group managed to go back packing abroad , picking grapes and fruit in France and Greece when we were young, Oh how things have changed
    Danneke

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  2. Well said Ilona! I am Belgian so I cannot vote (it's only normal I don't have a say in this) nonetheless I totally agree with you on the matter of voting: everyone eligible to vote should vote! If you don't cast your vote, then don't start complaining about the consequences of the referendum!

    Furthermore a high participation rate will legitimate the referendum whatever the result. I think that this is a crucial choice for the UK and it is only a good thing that as many people as possible take the opportunity to express their choice on this matter.

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  3. We've had lots of leaflets too, but they're too late for me because I've alread voted. Did so a couple of weeks ago by post. I was very definite which way I was going to vote, so I didn't have to think long and hard over it, not like my husband who doesn't know which way is for the best.

    Joan (Wales)

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  4. I strongly agree Ilona everyone must vote it's no good complaining afterwards. We need to put the GREAT back in Britain. We also need to think long term for our youngsters. Glad you got your walks in today. Loved your outfit yesterday.
    Hazel c uk

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  5. We will never get another chance like this to have our say.

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  7. Darn it my post just got swallowed - I guess I was getting too hot under the collar then. I am a Brit who lives in France and I don't have the vote on Thursday and resent the hell out of it. I contacted voter registration but there was no doing as I have been out of the country more than 15 years. So me and so many like me have been totally disenfranchised because I can't vote in France either. You then end up with a situation where so many expats are living in another EU country and have no say in a vote about something as important as their right of abode in that country and reciprocity of pensions, health insurance etc. I moved here for work (very willingly so I will admit) but to then be told that I have no say in this issue sticks very much in my gullet. When we lived in the States I refused to ask for US citizenship (much to my ex disgust) because at that time the US would not allow dual citizenship and I would not give up my British passport. And to all those idiots who say "well become French then", would they give up their citizenship if they had been living in Nigeria (for instance) for the past 20 years for work purposes? I don't think so. So now I and people like me can only sit and keep our fingers crossed for Thursday. And yes I will be glad when it's all over too. Anna

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    1. Just came across your comments Treaders. We are in exactly the same position as yourself - we've been living abroad for more than 15 years, although we have retired. I couldn't agree more about your comments and feel that Britain has let us down badly. Democracy? - don't make me laugh.

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  8. Surprisingly we haven't had that many leaflets for the EU vote here in Mid Norfolk. I already knew which way I would be voting on day one when they announced the date. Watching many of the debates on TV since has not swayed me at all. If I was an undecided I think my head would be in a spin over so many facts and figures and like you say Ilona ..says who? Rae x

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  9. I agree, I don't know where the so called facts and figures come from. I will also vote based on my gut instincts.
    Karen

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  10. I am sick to death with the whole thing! I have friends and family on both sides and I feel like I am being swamped by their rhetoric. I, unlike you, am a great FaceBook fan. I use it to keep up to date with my chums and arrange my social life. I love seeing pics of people's food, cats, gardens etc. and hearing what they've been doing. But, I'm sick to death with the sheer nastiness I'm seeing about the vote. Both sides are ghastly towards the other - bloody keyboard warriors! I'll be so glad when it's over. For most of us it will be business as usual whichever way the vote falls. Move on now, nothing else to see here!

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  11. And, I'm grumpy as I have sore feet from too much walking - 57 year old tootsies don't work as well as 27 year old toots! ;) x

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  12. Best to you whichever way the vote falls. You're right about the responsibility to vote, and not revealing your choice...I wish more people in the US felt the need to be circumspect about their choices, way too much hot air and nastiness here...

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  13. I really hope the UK will stay in the EU!

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  14. REPEAT.....Nasty troll comments won't get published, so bog off nasty troll.

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  15. Yes get out there and vote! Like you Ilona I am going with my gut instinct. SueM

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  16. I wonder why voting is not compulsory in the UK. It is here in Australia. I just don't see how it can be an accurate reflection of true public opinion if so many people don't take the opportunity to have their say? Susan

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  17. i hope we get to leave, to make our own decisions again, like we did before.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/666454/NHS-EU-killed-off-Brexit-Remain-Leave-referendum-Brussels-European-Union

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  18. I think the majority of the UK population will be relieved when Friday morning dawns and the result is known. The problem with compulsory voting is that those forced to vote will just spoil the ballot paper so that concept is pointless. It is important to vote and I urge everyone to digest the arguments and vote - remember girls, the Suffragette movement who fought to get us the vote. Lastly, it has been the most dirty campaign on both sides, with frightening statements and statistics - but politics is a grubby business, but shame on both sides for disgraceful remarks and nasty personal smear tactics. Amanda

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  19. I'm not bored with it all, and I care so much about the result, it makes my head ache! My husband says that's how he feels before important football matches! Will it be the result I want? ...How will I feel if we lose..., how will I feel if we win? The agony or the ecstasy? I must be mad!

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  20. Scaremongering? Can't be as bad as what's going on with the U.S. presidential campaign.

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