When David Cameron announced on Friday that we would be ‘stronger, safer and better off’ inside the reformed EU, that decided matters for me − we should leave immediately.
Boris Johnson didn’t buy the deal and announced yesterday that he would campaign to leave the EU, while that unholy alliance of Nigel Farage and George Galloway are backing Grassroots Out, so that changed my mind back again – whatever we do, we must stay.
That’s how crazy the whole Brexit debate is going to get – a decision supposedly about sovereignty, economics, security etc is just as likely to boil down to the personalities carrying the message and how much we identify with them.
I honestly don’t believe I am sufficiently informed to make a decision either way when it comes to the referendum, and even if I were, I doubt that such a complex issue can possibly be boiled down to a simple yes or no. I can be persuaded either way depending on which of the pros and cons are being discussed, so ultimately it will be down to gut reaction.
All I do know is this, the arguments will be interminable over the next three months and no matter whether the politicians, businessmen, economists or celebs argue for or against, they will all be both right and wrong. They will simply be justifying their own gut reactions, whether they see themselves as Little Englanders or Europeans. And aren’t we all a bit of both?
I really don’t know who or what will sway me one way or the other, so I am taking a cushion to make myself comfortable as I sit on the fence.