Where’s the vision? The EU Referendum has had none.
It’s a pity that Shakespeare isn’t here today to rebuke both sides of the EU Referendum debate.
Firstly neither the Remain campaign nor the Leave campaign have actually painted a picture of:
- What they want our country to look like in 10-15 years’ time
- How we shall prosper, what jobs we shall have and what areas of specialism we should develop in a future world
- How big or small our society should be
Secondly this hasn’t been a debate. This has been a lecture by so called experts, telling us what we should believe and how we should behave.
They are not listening to our genuine concerns or aspirations.
So many claims from both sides are patently untrue – we won’t lose 3m jobs if we leave but nor will we gain £350m per week if we leave. As many sensible experts say “no one actually knows”.
If we wanted a debate the experts and celebrities should have listened more and responded better.
Thirdly this referendum isn’t just about the economy and migration. It’s about the type of society we want. It should be about how the EU could work better, about what really works and what doesn’t, and about how we change it for the better.
It should be a proper discussion about how its customers (us), want it to be run and how to improve what it does.
This is the debate we should have had – a real vision of a better future.
So given the “debate” has told you nothing of any value, you better make your own mind up based on your vision of the right future.