American politics continue to bubble and boil in the summer heat while counting down to the general election in November. Across the Atlantic and just weeks away, Britain will vote whether or not to stay in the 28-nation European Union, also referred to as the “Brexit” referendum a/k/a British exit on June 23, 2016.
Issues on the table include the economy, jobs, trade, immigration, national security, and its status within Europe. For the Brits, this vote is a game-changer for the nation and the world as greater Europe fails to find a solution regarding the refugee crisis, increased terrorism across the Continent, and a protracted economic recovery.
In a quirky twist of fate, I have the opportunity to vote in this election and like most life events, it comes with a soundtrack and in this case, The Clash’s ode to indecision, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” does the trick.
For my American friends, a quick tutorial to explain the complicated pros and cons of this relationship or to quote Joe Strummer, “If I go, there will be trouble and if I stay, it will be double.”
Photo by AFP | September 2014 | UK