When I contacted Rebecca Pow, the Conservative MP for Taunton Deane, at the start of March, she replied that she had not yet decided in which camp she would be in for the UK Referendum on EU Membership. She has now chosen to support the campaign for remaining in the EU, a decision which I salute, and am highly relieved at. Continue reading “Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton Deane, voting to stay in”
An article in the Independent imagines what it could be like, if despite opinion polls were suggesting that the UK would vote to stay in, the result turned out to be in fact in favour of a Brexit. Continue reading “What things could look like if “No” win.”
A flatmate from University posted a provoking question on Sunday on Facebook, which I answered.
I have spent the last hour or so reading a variety of articles on EU referendum. I feel like this is the biggest political decision of my life. And I am on the fence. What are your thoughts?
“Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to vote at the British Embassy in Vienna!”
After three days of the news breaking of the date for the referendum, I woke up in the middle of the night and took a look at a thread on the Facebook Group “British in Vienna and the Surrounding Areas” – a Facebook group which I try to hold at arm’s length, like many other Facebook groups, because of the some of the bizarre posts that pop up on a regular basis. The group means well – and is at least more level-headed than the toxic Foreigners in Vienna, but from time to time trolls surface. From one user’s very reasonable question about how/where can I vote in/from Vienna – a valid concern for many an Expat with a UK passport – the old chestnut of “Voting at the Embassy” popped up. Other countries may do this, but our electoral system does not make this a realistic prospect. I’d already had SMSes from three Expats asking or presuming that they woulld be able to vote at the embassy. My reply was as follows: Continue reading ““Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to vote at the British Embassy in Vienna!””