AS one of the few political pundits who predicted the results of not just the Scottish referendum but also the last General Election, I find it astonishing how much credence is still given to the blizzard of referendum polls.
Whether we vote to stay or leave on Thursday, and I sincerely hope that we choose to stay and stand in solidarity and strength with our European partners, the refugee crisis will still be there. When we wake up on Friday 24 June hundreds of thousands of families and vulnerable refugee children will still be languishing in Europe. We must go back to basics, stop the othering. Stop the hatred, the blame. We must first accept, once and for all, that refugees are the product of war, of oppression, of famine, of authoritarianism. And for that reason, they deserve our help, our protection, our love.
There's a land where those who dare to dream can do whatever they like, with careless abandon. Where it's entirely possible to be whomever you want, whenever you need. And when the moment arrives to change your mind and walkaway, you can - with no more than a friendly wave and smile in exchange for the trouble.
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One of the most prominent rallying cries from those who'd have the UK depart the European Union is to take 'control of our borders'. It sounds like a straightforward enough proposition, but it's an overly simplistic argument that could potentially lead to our borders being far more difficult to control than they are now.
I wasn't sure how to approach the news that 'Master of Lies' Jean-Claude Juncker has been drafted in by David 'Scourge of Pensioners' Cameron to make a major intervention in the referendum campaign next week. Why would the Prime Minister call in his boss, the President of the European Commission, a man with a less than exemplary reputation?
I'm not entirely sure if Vice are winding us up or not. Regardless, though, I'm grateful the post is up. Because this just proves that the only response the Remain campaign seem to have for our optimistic vision of Britain is ignorant stereotyping and vicious personal insult. Doesn't bode well, does it?
I come to bury Boris, not to praise him. The cult of personality surrounding the man needs to torn down and slapped with our shoes before he does anymore damage. Most importantly, before we let him lead us out of the European Union like a pied piper of prattling pomposity, we need to review his legacy.
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In 1940, Churchill looked out on a Europe that lay at Hitler's feet, and vowed "We shall never surrender". But that's what a vote to leave is: in the end, exit is just running away.
Feeling confused? With the EU referendum less than a month away, I'd hardly blame you after all the misinformation of the last few weeks. As a business person who isn't in politics but has been campaigning to keep Britain in the EU I've been shocked at just how much rubbish is being spoken in this debate.
Is Jeremy Corbyn such an inept politician that after months of campaigning in the EU referendum it still feels like he doesn't give a damn about remaining inside the European Union, even if he occasionally whispers that he does? Or would it suit him and his Socialist cabal, currently in control of the Labour Party, for the Brexiteers to drag Britain back to an era of politics they understand?
Recent polls show the vote currently split down the middle, with approximately 50% of the public believing the bullshit sprouting out of the mouths of Brexit campaigners Nigel Farage, Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith, and a further 50% believing the gobshite of "everyone else".
It is time to nail another lie: Britain is not ruled by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. So when Michael Gove says he wants voters to take back control from organisations that are 'distant, unaccountable and elitist', he is deliberately perpetuating the lie.
There's another way of remembering the dead of the First World War. The "Ring of Remembrance" at the new International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette near Arras bears the names of 579,606 soldiers who fell in the region. They are engraved there in alphabetical order - not by nation.