I would not describe myself as a political animal, but sometimes I just have to say my piece. But despite being a writer, I actually find in difficult to voice my political ideals and opinions, to formulate arguments without sounding like a simplistic child saying “But why mummy?”
Instead I have collected some wordsmiths together, to voice their opinions; which strangely, correlate to my own. Best of all are the letters ‘Dear Britain’ from the Guardian, written by 10 writers and thinkers from France, Sweden, Germany and more. I have to admit, a couple brought a tear to my eye.
It reminded me of that film, Contact, starring Jodie Foster; when she travels to the other place (I don’t want to give anything away to those who have not seen it yet), she says:
“They should have sent a poet.”
Irvine Welsh writes, in The Guardian (online): However we vote, the elites will win the EU referendum
“One cast-iron guarantee in our polarising age is that this unedifying chauvinism is only going to get uglier. The other certainty is that whether you back red or black in the tawdry, crumbling casino of neoliberalism, and whatever the slimy croupiers of the mainstream media urge, it’s the house that invariably wins.”
J.K Rowling writes: On Monsters, Villains and the EU Referendum
“… how can a retreat into selfish and insecure individualism be the right response when Europe faces genuine threats…”
And finally. Also in the Guardian: Dear Britain: Elena Ferrante, Slavoj Žižek and other European writers on Brexit. These European authors tell us what they think about the possibility of the UK leaving the EU. It is heart warming, truly.