With the postal deadline for the Italian referendum looming, I weigh up the moral question of to vote or not to vote. And as I do, I will remember that unlike many others, at least I have a choice.
I urge you, when the time comes to decide whether London should continue as the great member and guiding light the UK needs, or leave to become a nation which discovers the hard way that man cannot live of the produce of allotments alone, vote Remain.
In a year where post-truth has come to dominate, we should take a step back, avoid self-inflicted damage, and do everything we possibly can to retain our membership of the single market. If not, this ugly truth will hurt for a very long time.
As the Prime Minister has said, we simply need to build more homes. Today her government backed up that rhetoric with action, announcing an extra £1.4billion for more affordable homes as well as flexibility over how housing investment is spent.
There is no more symbolic an image of 2016 than the picture of Donald Trump and a gloating Farage standing in front of Trump's gold-plated doors, like a grotesque modern-day version of Churchill, Truman and Stalin at Potsdam.
The series of events in Post-referendum Britain will be shifting at a radical pace, once Article 50 is invoked. Britain will be set to negotiate a new deal with the EU, in which it must complete the official terms of its divorce and attain a new agreement with the European Union. Evidently now, with the two sides taking polarized propositions for the deal, complex negotiations could be treated acrimoniously and perilously.
If the UK government isn't going to protect its Universities, then it should hand over powers to the Scottish government so we can ensure they continue to gain the greatest benefit possible from our fantastic international students.
Time and time again it has been proven that building and nurturing an inclusive and competitive environment, where students, nurses, doctors, carers and thousands of other workers can thrive, is a recipe for success - and it's imperative that we defend it.
Imagine if the referendum had gone the other way and people had voted to stay in the EU. Imagine further that the Government had said "right now we've a mandate to join the euro and the Schengen agreement". All hell would have broken loose, because of course that was not the question on the ballot paper.
Following the Government's defeat in the High Court, which ruled that the Prime Minister cannot trigger Article 50 using the royal prerogative and avoid Parliament, the three judges were labelled 'enemies of the people' and stand accused of thwarting the democratic process. Those making these accusations, including a national newspaper editor and politicians, are guilty of a fundamental misunderstanding.
The events of the Brexit court case on the 3rd November have somehow cast more uncertainty into the most uncertain political situation in the UK in recent memory. Even before the ruling, the country lay in a state of political limbo. An environment where countless young people felt let down or angry.
Without wanting to draw another needless parallel between the Trump victory and the UK EU Referendum result, or indeed rail against another monumental disaster for polling companies, we must ask ourselves why we didn't 'know' this was going to happen?
Membership, or not, of the EU shouldn't be seen as an end in itself, but rather as one of a number of potential tools to be used to help us achieve our ends. So we do our country no service by campaigning to reverse the decision. Instead we should seek and pursue alternative ways to achieve our policy objectives.
White people voted in the EU referendum and the Presidential Election. I'm sure you were aware of that, but it's an important thing to acknowledge because it was white people's voices who were heard the loudest throughout both of these elections. In fact, it's the thing that brings the two together the most; they were two very different elections, but they both heard one loud voice shouting no.
In theory, the public representatives and service providers should have the capacity and political responsibility to make choices and respond to all local and national needs and demands.
Sitting and speculating will only take us so far. I'm not a political expert. But even if I were... it's only by having proper, in-depth conversations with Trump supporters that those of us who find him abhorrent will properly understand.