At midnight June 7, 2016, time runs out to register to vote in the upcoming EU referendum. On June 23 the people will decide if Great Britain remains in the European Union or not, but will they?
A great deal is riding on the EU referendum but will politicians respect the will of the people if a majority vote to quit the European Union?
"Pro-Remain MPs are considering using their Commons majority to keep Britain inside the EU single market if there is a vote for Brexit, the BBC has learned" reported the Beeb Monday.
It is a shame the BBC has not been so quick to report on allegations of Tory election expenses overspending which is a criminal offence.
So how does it make voters feel to learn they could be overruled by servants of the people?
That BBC report continues:
The MPs fear a post-Brexit government might negotiate a limited free trade deal with the EU, which they say would damage the UK's economy.
Ahead of the vote a blame game has begun.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is yet again spot ball.
Claims that he has not done enough to make the Labour case for staying in the EU started some time ago. Corbyn has however been out and about campaigning but it has been underreported.
Alan Johnson is leading the Labour In campaign but have you seen him on mainstream UK news much lately?
The BBC in particular is focussing on David Cameron's in campaign and Boris Johnson's out campaign making it a Tory event.
Post June 23 if the majority of the electorate have opted to leave the EU the blame must be laid at Cameron's door.
He and Tory election campaigners along with his MPs decided to win voters back in GE2015 by making an EU referendum pledge in their election manifesto.
The EU referendum was promised for selfish reasons. It did not have to be held this year. Cameron had said there would be an EU referendum before 2020.
The rush to hold the referendum in June 2016 is more Tory me, me ,me.
David Cameron has vowed to step down before the 2020 General Election but insists he will serve a full term.
Now it is doubtful Cameron can survive the EU referendum and there may be others that are sunk with him.
The Tory Party are split and facing allegations of election expense overspending, a criminal offence.
Currently the mainstream media in the UK are offering an EU referendum news service but avoiding many real issues.
Don't blame Corbyn if the proverbial hits the fan.
Footage of Sadiq Khan sharing a platform with David Cameron and this week Tim Farron, Lib Dem, Natalie Bennet, Green, and Angel Eagle, Labour, following suit may not persuade many.
All such footage does is convince many people our politicians are all the same.
Jeremy Corbyn is making his Labour case for staying in the UK; the knowledge that some ministers are even considering ignoring the will of the people says it all about the rest of them.
Many Remain MPs expect that the likely economic shock following a Brexit vote would increase pressure on any post-referendum Conservative government to seek access to the single market outside the EU. Labour MP Stephen Kinnock told the BBC "If the British people voted to leave the EU that's one thing.
In case you are unsure Stephen Kinnock is the son of a former Labour Party leader and MEP, Neil Kinnock. In 1996, Kinnock married Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who later became Prime Minister of Denmark. They met when both attended the College of Europe.
It seems fair then to assume Stephen Kinnock is a Europhile.
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