For those of you who don’t know, on the 23rd June 2016, the UK will be able to vote on whether or not they wish to stay a part of the European Union (or the EU for short). Since I first heard about this referendum, I always thought it was a little bit pointless, because it just seems logical to me for us to stay part of the EU. We always have been, and I personally do not think there are any problems with staying in the EU. However, there are a lot of people who disagree.
I think we should stay in the EU, mainly because I worry about not being able to travel around Europe as easily as we can now. That may seem like a bad reason for some people, but travelling is probably one of my truest passions, and I’ve always said that if I got the chance to get a job that involves travelling, I would take it. So just the thought of something possibly effecting that scares me a little bit.
One of the main arguments I’ve seen for the Vote Leave campaign, is that £350 million per week is sent to Brussels, when it could be spent on things within the UK, such as giving more money towards the NHS. I don’t think this is a bad argument, and to be honest I don’t think I have much to say about it. I think that’s a good enough reason to leave the EU. But the NHS has survived this long when we’ve been part of the EU, so I doubt it would be changed a substantial amount in the long run. Maybe, but who knows? I’m certainly not psychic!
A few of my friends have often jokingly said “if we leave the EU, will we still be able to take part in Eurovision?” which I think is hilarious, because as much as I love the show, we are also one of the biggest contributors towards it so if we did leave, I don’t think it would effect whether or not we are in Eurovision or not. I do think, however, that we would get even less votes from European countries if we left, and although the UK has never had a particularly good history in terms of voting when it comes to Eurovision, I think leaving the EU will make our chances even worse! So what would you rather risk? (I’m joking, by the way)
I made the decision to Vote Stay a long time ago, when I first heard about the referendum. It just makes more sense to me, and as much as I love being adventurous and trying new things, I think it is more logical in this sense to stick with what we know, rather than risking everything for something a little more crazy, because we want to be more independent.