The EU-key Cokey

So the hot dance of the moment is the European Hokey Cokey. In. Out. In. Out. Shake it all about. I might put my whole self in, except my right arm, which is out, because it has demonstrated right-wing behaviour when doing the birdie song dance. 

Brexit signposts image via Shutterstock

Brexit signposts image via Shutterstock

Actually, I am all in. I can’t really say why in terms of specifics, because currently the specifics are being provided by two sides who are categorically stating totally opposing things as fact – meaning I believe neither. My reasons for staying in are because as a rule I think co-operation is a good thing and it has at least had the bonus of us not being at war with each other quite so often. Honestly I would opt for a United Earth Council like they have in Star Trek if I could. (I don’t want the uniforms though, I don’t have the figure for a tight jumpsuit, even with it’s slimming black sidepanels) The sooner we all agree to work towards what’s best for humanity and the planet, the better.

Equally I don’t think the EU is perfect either, so I am certainly up for a shake it all about. But be in it and shake it from the inside, like a revolutionary bean in a great continental maraca. 

Also can we stop saying Brexit. It’s a bit too Bennifer and Brangelina for my liking. And Brexit sounds like a breakfast cereal rather than an important decision. ‘Two Brexit biscuits contain 75% of your daily recommended fibre intake’. 

I have to say that I am already a bit bored of the EU referendum, though watching the Tories infighting makes a briefly diverting sideshow. While I have a preference for in, it doesn’t get me all fired up in the way say the NHS (good) or nuclear weapons (bad) do. It probably should, but I can’t help feeling a bit ‘meh’ about it at the moment. I wonder how many people will listen to the debate and how many, like me, will be mostly voting on gut instinct. What about you? 

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. February 29, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Really interesting post, covers my thoughts pretty accurately too. I’m in but don’t believe a word of what any of the in or out campaigners are saying!

  2. February 29, 2016 / 10:50 am

    I worry that people will believe the Daily Fail type hype and will vote to leave. It is already a circus and I am sick of sitting in the cheap seats!

  3. February 29, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Basically yeah, I agree with everything you’ve said. I’m in, I hope they all just shut up and let us vote on it and go with whatever may happen. I do hope people realise what’s at stake though, before they vote.

  4. February 29, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I am loathing this debate already, each one coming up and spouting their own nonsense and in my opinion making it more and more difficult for the nation to understand. I’m still undecided but most likely in, after all I do have half my family living in Italy!

  5. February 29, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    I hope people make a well informed choice before voting and get the information unbiased so they can make that decision. I am definitely all for staying in but with some flexibility.

  6. February 29, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I’m not sure the arguments are being well-made, though I wish they were. I think that’s what we deserve, but I’m not sure it’s going to happen…
    PS My daughter also thinks it sounds like a breakfast cereal though.

  7. February 29, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Haha love this post and yep, I agree that the contradictory ‘facts’ are just off putting and make me want to go with my gut instinct too. I wrote a piece on why it’s dangerous that people are being so taken in by Boris Johnson when it comes to the EU issue, much better to trust our gut instinct than to trust Boris! X

  8. February 29, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    An absolutely crazy post that has left me spinning.
    Very indecisive about this whole debate X

  9. March 1, 2016 / 9:51 am

    The whole thing feels exactly like the Hokey Cokey you’re right. I’ve no idea which way I am leaning to be honest, you hear one set of “facts” and promises after another. Really need to start making a decision!

  10. March 1, 2016 / 10:14 am

    The whole EU debate is driving me insane already. I have no idea how I’ll vote and need to read up on the pros and cons before making a decision.

  11. March 1, 2016 / 10:21 am

    What a debate! It is definitely something we need to give some thought, and right now I really don’t know how I will be voting!

  12. March 1, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I’m all for it too. I know it’s far from perfect, but I’d like to think us as part of a European community. I think with these things (like the Scottish independence thing) it should be about do we belong together and not the rights and wrongs of current policy.

  13. March 1, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Totally voting on gut instinct – and voting to stay in! Leaving seems like madness to me. I can’t see that it makes any economic sense.
    I’m wondering how long it will before all the ‘I’m not racist but… ‘ starts on Facebook. We’ve got a few more months of this to go yet!
    And I’m so with you on ‘Brexit’. Who makes up these stupid words?!

  14. March 1, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I am trying to find unbiased facts so I can make my own decision but the priority seems to be in-party bickering.

  15. March 1, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Need to know a lot more than I do but always think human and worker rights are safer if we stay in particularly if we have a Tory Government in place. I love this post for making a serious issue a bit of fun too. I said when the General Election result came in that the Tories would destroy themselves now they had a majority. As you say, amusing to watch

  16. March 3, 2016 / 10:07 am

    it is so difficult to find the correct information as like you say everyone has an opinion and they all seem to state they are facts but it just can’t possibly be true. I have to say I really enjoyed reading yoru post, such a lighthearted way of writing about something serious but not taking anything away from it. Rock on! Mich x

  17. March 4, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Ha ha I hate that word – Brexit – too! And I just don’t know enough about it to have a decision either way at the moment.

  18. March 6, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I think I’m in but I need to have more of a read, totally agree about “Brexit” though it’s so odd!

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