Spokesman for the don’t bother party
Should we stay, or should we go? Jonathan Hawkins is going to great lengths to tell us to abstain on EU
A CYCLIST is to call in on Runnymede and Spelthorne as he pedals the length of Britain to get people to spoil their ballot papers in the EU referendum.
Jonathan Hawkins, of Didcot in Oxfordshire, started his 590-mile trek from Edinburgh to Westminster last Thursday in a campaign to convince the public to vote ‘None of the above’ when they head to the polls next Thursday.
His personal crusade will include a final 19.2 miles from The Hythe in Staines to Westminster on June 21.
Mr Hawkins believes that neither the Remain nor Leave camps are giving people the facts they need.
He says either would be bad for the country and we should instead work with Europe to solve problems.
“This is a bad referendum with the wrong question,” he said. An In vote threatens democracy by approving the giving away of our country’s law-making powers to Europe. None of the ordinary people have said that it’s okay for Europe to make laws.
“An Out vote throws out the potential of a more mature Europe in future that works for the good of its nation states. There is an alternative. If enough people spoil their ballot papers and put them in the box, it will send a clear signal to the government that Europe needs reformulating.”
The campaiger wears a T-shirt emblazoned with #VoteNone and a number plate on his bicycle will read: “Agree? Hoot!”
Writing on his blog page EUrefVoteNone, he said: “We’re being railroaded into making one of two bad decisions.
“So, when faced with two choices, let’s take the third.”