Anand Tomar: (Lecturer, UK College of Business and Computing, London)
The big day is not very far and we are still in a dilemma.
Yes, you are right I am talking about the Day of Judgment, when we are going to cast our vote either ‘to Remain’ or ‘to leave’. Please be assured. I am not going to bother you with another debate of ‘in’ or ‘out’. I am just trying to look into the issue from the perspective of a common man (i.e. politically illiterate and concerned for his day to day life)
Believe me or not there are many people in the UK who are not even aware of the fact, that Britain is member of the European Community since 1973 nor the benefits or loses accrued due to such memberships. Thanks to the advanced media of the day and this high tech era that makes everyone talking about it. You will be surprised, if I tell you that even ‘Aryan’, my just nine year old son asked me, ‘Dad what will happen if UK decides to leave?’ So, this is the impact of in or out.
We all have disputes, dislikes, and a chain of differences of opinions coupled with various problems in our day to day life, at our workplace, home and in all sorts of relationships. For example if you don’t like a few things in your partner do you abruptly go for divorce or try to fix such things that were bothering both of you?
Just close your eyes and think what will you do in that situation? I am sure we all want to mend it, and for this we need to be in a marriage because by opting for divorce we are just closing the doors for all the chances of improvement and developing the relationship. The outcome of divorce will certainly be bitter and it is not a fruitful solution. This is the way a common man lead’s his life on a day to day basis, and now for the Country – the question is did we make sufficient efforts and conclude divorce to be the only option? If not, then we need to think.
I do understand and agree with the people’s concerns about the interference of European Union in UK in some areas. There are a few flaws in the EU-UK treaty, which needs to be reviewed for sure, which is assured by Mr. David Cameron. Here I would again like to say, that ‘we need to be in it to win it’.
Mr. David Cameron is asserts to be very much concerned about the future of Britain, that’s why he asked all of us to get ‘registered to vote’, regardless of which side you want to take, because he is very much confident that we will arrive at the right decision with more and more numbers of views from the people of our nation. All of us need to give our say in the referendum. Transparent approach is the best way to resolve difference, and that is exactly what Mr Cameron appears to do.
Not a single person, who is supporting the ‘leave campaign’ comes up with this transparent approach why? Because they themselves are not sure about the benefits of leaving EU.
We should save our relationship with EU which is now more than ‘Four Decades’ old. Both EU and UK developed a lot in these four decades, then why are we suddenly thinking of a divorce? How can we just forget and forego the strengths of such a long relationship without any sufficient reason for it? Believe me it is all politically plotted for some short term and individual gains and the common man is left at cross roads.
For God’s sake don’t get trapped in politically biased views. Politicians are showing us various facts and figures to support the ‘leave campaign’ but we should not blindly believe them. For example we all are aware of the information given to us that EU costs £ 350 million per week to UK (as advertised by leave campaign), but we don’t know how much on what we are getting back as rebate? And the leave campaign is saying that we can use the funds in developing our NHS. But why they are focusing only on NHS? Just to play with our emotions! Unfortunately, statistical information and the various conclusions derived appear to be more oriented towards ones preferences than the facts.
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee, was part of the leave campaign but now realise that leaving Europe would damage our economy, resulting in a ‘Brexit Penalty’ four our health service – hitting us and our family. She is now voting to remain.
Even the leaflet which I got in post from ‘leave campaign’ says that ‘There are risks in voting either way’ so what should we do? We should support EU in order to convert the world into a good place to live for every human being. And policy makers should amend the faulty legislation to make the bond stronger.
I think the voters need a complete, valid and reliable information to make an informed decision. Unfortunately, the noises are too many and makes the choice more difficult. However, it is imperative that we need to take a decision. This should not be biased of any misinformation given to us in either way.
Lastly, I want to place a humble request that, whatever you decide, make sure that, ‘this is your own decision’. Your decision should not biased by any political person or view. So, think carefully, scrutinise all the Facts, Figures, analyse Pros and Cons before casting your vote.
TO MAKE YOUR FUTURE BRIGHT PLEASE VOTE FOR SURE.