I’ve hesitated writing something until now – partly because I don’t want to join the raucous shouting and opining, partly because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say, partly because I am still deeply traumatised by the fact that we’ve allowed the tragic murder of a fine young woman because of what she believed in. But on the day of this momentous referendum, I felt I needed to get some things out of my head – so this is coming at you like brain vomit.
This referendum is the single most selfish political act that I’ve seen. It’s the product of a dripping arrogance and a sense of mastery over the common people. It is the result of a stupid in-Party spat spilling over and off-loading a major, strategic and technical decision to the Great British public, who are not qualified to make such a huge decision. It is a shining example of how narrow self-interest has driven a destructive force that divides people, stokes violence and creates fear. And it is nothing short of an irresponsible act of terrorism in this country.