On the 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote on whether they want to remain in the European Union. We get to vote in this referendum and although I’m still undecided, I’ll probably vote to remain in the EU. I say I’m undecided because I haven’t really looked closely into the pros and cons of leaving versus staying.
I can think of one good reason to leave and that’s the incredibly irritating EU cookie law. For those outside the EU who may not know what this is every website in the EU is required to get permission from users viewing their website to store cookies. It pisses me off because it’s an annoying dialog I have to repeatedly dismiss and it’s particularly annoying on a mobile device where it obscures half the screen. If users don’t want cookies saved to their computer they can just disable them with their web browser. Why the rest of us have to click an accept button for every fucking website is a mystery to me. But in the grand scheme of things this is a pretty minor complaint and we may still be stuck with this law even outside the EU.
One of the benefits of staying in the EU is because they have legislation governing things like air pollution which serve as a protective measure against allowing the unchecked poisoning of our children which David Cameron and other British politicians seem reluctant to tackle. On environmental issues the EU seems to be ahead of the UK.
What are some other pros and cons? Feel free to add them to the comments.
Our garden changed dramatically in the week I was away. At this time of year plants I never knew existed seem to spring up out of no-where. The daffodils are in full bloom now and very pretty. My wormery seems to be ok although a few worms committed suicide in my absence. Ben didn’t notice but I found a few dried and shrivelled worms on the floor of our laundry.