During the past few weeks the increasingly shrill propaganda emanating from both sides of the Euro-debate has succeeded only in irritating me. It certainly hasn’t helped me decide if I’m “In”
And I’m not the only one. SELECT, an organisation that describes itself as the “campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland” has taken sitting on the fence to an entirely new level.
Last month it issued a statement solemnly declaring that it would not be offering an opinion on the subject of the EU referendum.
SELECT takes its complete lack of an opinion very seriously: “Just as in the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014, our view is that the question of whether the UK remains in, or leaves, the EU is entirely a matter for our individual members,” said managing director Newell McGuiness.
“I expect that, just as in the rest of the country, there is a range of opinions on the subject amongst our members and, as a representative organisation we would not presume to offer an opinion on the issue.”
Given such strong leadership, who could resist? I’m with SELECT one hundred percent. Or at least 50/50…