in out, in out, shake it all about. The EU Referendum campaign, on both sides, has been like a game of Okey-Cokey. But without the fun element.
Like so many people, I have struggled to separate facts from fiction, hyperbole from sound logic. I haven't found it easy to trust any of the so-called "leaders" on either side of the Big Divide because none of them seems to speak for me.
Then I read an opinion piece written by Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. (Incidentally - but tragically - how dreadful always to be defined
in that way.) Doreen now sits in the House of Lords as Baroness Lawrence and her article in the New Statesman resonated with me as no other opinion piece has. Here is just part of what she said - but, if you can (and want to) try to read it all:
"The EU is not perfect but it is the best expression of a powerful idea - the unity of purpose across a continent that has often been torn asunder by violence and conflict.
Turning our back on this idea, this dream based so heavily on British Values, would be a huge mistake. On June 23rd we should stand united with our neighbours, resolute in our belief that together we can achieve more than we ever can alone."
Thank you, Doreen Lawrence. I am voting REMAIN tomorrow....