The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey
One foot in, one foot out – Britain’s hokey cokey with Europe finally came to a head at the weekend with the announcement that the in/out referendum will be held on 23 June.
This referendum has profound implications for Europe and Britain, threatening to imperil the unity of both. But for now at least, it’s a spectacle of politicians – mostly White male members of the Conservative party – trading blows in a macho contest to see who will come out on top.
So far London Mayor Boris Johnson, described in less than flattering terms by former MP Jerry Hayes as a “copper bottomed, double dealing, hypocritical little shit” has dominated the headlines. Would he or wouldn’t he campaign to stay In? No, as it turns out, and judging from the reaction on both sides you’d think he had the ability to…
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