The referendum is just around the corner here in the UK and its all a bit worrying to be honest.
Who knows what the future of the UK is within Europe. Either we stay in or we exit, either way I don`t think things will be the same again. It seems to me that the campaigning from both sides has been one of fear and this has made things very messy. Cornwall benefits from being within Europe and the funding they receive from Europe has produced jobs and futures for may. Take this away and I cant see this government or future governments replacing what will be lost.
One of the main reasons I wish to remain in Europe is the freedom to travel with open borders. This works both ways and I think it works well. We go there and they come here. I have traveled for many years and the ease to travel within Europe has been most brilliant. My partner is not from the UK or Europe and for the first few years of living here we had many a problem when wanting to travel through Europe. Visas could take months to obtain and often put us off going.
Now, I`m not saying that we will have to go back to that and require visas to travel again but at the moment it is an unknown.
Anyway, In around 12 days we find out how the voting turned out and can then start to look at the future.
These are my own thoughts on Europe and something i wanted to share. John L
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