‘In’ or ‘Out’ - make your vote count

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Af­ter months of talk­ing, cam­paign­ing, bick­er­ing and a lot of an­tag­o­nism it’s polling day to­day (Thursday) in the EU Ref­er­en­dum. To­mor­row (Fri­day) we will find out whether the ar­gu­ments of David Cameron and George Os­borne have been more con­vinc­ing than Boris John­son and Nigel Farage. Af­ter all the scare sto­ries em­a­nat­ing from both ‘in’ and ‘out’ camps it’s now up the Bri­tish pub­lic to de­cide whether they think we should stay in­side the EU or plot a new course out­side it. You will have heard many of the pro and con ar­gu­ments from both camps, par­tic­u­larly in re­cent weeks as the cam­paign has reached its peak and it’s up to you as in­di­vid­u­als to de­cide which way you vote. But the most im­por­tant thing to­day is that you DO vote. A high turnout is pre­dicted but make sure that is the case. This poll is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant one in decades. The Fixed-term Par­lia­ments Act 2011 pro­vides for gen­eral elec­tions in the UK to be held on the first Thursday in May ev­ery five years. So which­ever way you vote you know you will have a chance to vote again in a max­i­mum of five years, often less. But the EU Ref­er­en­dum is a one-off - it’s a gen­er­a­tion defin­ing poll that will de­ter­mine Bri­tain’s direc­tion for the life­time of most of us and be­yond. And un­like gen­eral elec­tions where you might have a choice of nu­mer­ous po­lit­i­cal can­di­dates this is a straight black and white vote. So whether you’re a Brexit-eer or a Re­main-ster do one thing to­day – go to your lo­cal polling sta­tion and cast your vote!

‘This poll is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant one in decades’

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