Sunday 21 October 2018

'Brexit would be a disaster for Ireland and UK'

A vote to leave the European Union would hurt this country every bit as much as the UK, writes David Puttnam

Staying put: David Puttnam is voting no to ‘Brexit’
Staying put: David Puttnam is voting no to ‘Brexit’

David Puttnam

A month ahead of the referendum in the United Kingdom on its membership of the European Union, and writing as someone who is able to effortlessly regard each of these neighbouring islands as home, I find myself increasingly concerned about the possible outcome from the perspective of both British and Irish citizens.

Despite being a member of the House of Lords, on this occasion I'll be able to vote and I will be firmly ticking the 'Remain' box on June 23. The choice is an easy one for me.

It's informed both by my daily experience of life and a sincere belief that the colossal decision facing us is, in terms of its political, economic and social ramifications, the most important to be made in a generation.

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