The Communion of Saints

The Communion of Saints
I hope there's room for me.

Welcome all - especially Mancunians.

Hello anybody lost in the blogosphere. Welcome to the ruminations of a politically left of centre, Man United supporting, blues loving, history-fixated, Catholic wanderer. Be warned, I am a bit of a curmudgeon.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

I can't stand referendums, but make sure you vote in this one.

So people are out voting in the most significant referendum in 40 years: whether we stay a member of the European Union, or whether we go it alone.
I voted earlier today and the turnout had not been particularly high - only thirty people in 2 1/2 hours. I think that things have become busier though as the day has gone on. I have been underwhelmed by the campaign, which has only seemed to warm up in the past ten days.
The horrific murder of  Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, caused a terrible break in the debate and seemed to bring a pause and much-needed reflection amongst campaigners. Sadly, some of the nastiness has not been long in returning to the world of social media and the language of "traitor" and "fascist"has quickly returned.
Whatever your view on leaving or remaining, Nigel Farage's standing in front of a banner purporting to warn against the large number of migrants breathlessly rushing our shores, which actually recorded  the horror of Syrians fleeing slaughter, was a real low.
So, vote. Whatever the result, still love each other.
If you are not sure what to do, then stick with the status quo: massive upheavals should never be due to uncertainties.

No comments:

Post a Comment