Pantomime politics have no place in this once-in-a-lifetime referendum

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PANTOMIME POLITICS: Oh yes he does! Oh, no he doesn’t!

THE problem now is that whatever the result of the referendum, the public have little faith or confidence in any of the leading political figures or institutions, either in the UK or EU.

Those politicians and institutions have repeatedly taken advantage of the public’s trust, and what we see now happening all over Europe is the inevitable result: people want change. They’re not even sure what change.

They do know, though, they’re being repeatedly taken in and manipulated by those supposed to represent their interests. But what Britain’s own political leaders are guilty of is this: no clear plan for the referendum’s aftermath, in or out. If Britain remains, it’ll doubtless be open to fresh attacks on rebates, migrant quotas, budgets, etc. by the EU.

Where’s the plan to deal with that? You can’t instantly implement the infrastructure/services to cope with enough migrants to “populate Newcastle every year” (according to Boris).

Constructing power plants, road/rail communications, houses, schools and training doctors takes a decade to cover that demand. If Britain leaves, it’ll doubtless be subjected by the EU to ‘let’s give it a ******* good kicking’ to deter other EU countries from demanding referendums.

Again, where’s the plan? Boris let his side down with his ‘EU-Hitler’ barb, and Cameron too on the Remain side. Cameron ignored the basic marketing truth that you have to throw in the negatives about your product for people to believe the positives.

Instead, he blindly campaigned as if the EU was the Fairy Godmother and Boris the Wicked Witch. Punch and Judy would have been proud.

Oh, yes he does! Oh, no he doesn’t! Such pantomime politics have no place here.

Basically, Britain doesn’t have the internationally acclaimed leaders to manage the outcome. It still doesn’t fully trust its own financial institutions, so how can a country prosper with little confidence in its leaders or key institutions?

The choice in this referendum is like a vegetarian being asked whether he’d prefer a steak or a pork chop. For that Britain has its own politicians to thank.

Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘No Way Back’, ‘Landscape of Lies’, ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora-johnson.com) available from Amazon in paperback/e-book (€0.89;£0.79) and iBookstore. All profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity.

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