Monumental is the only word for this election we are concerned about in Britain this week. It is a game changer. The Union is at stake. The NHS is. Our social services are. Our economy is. Climate Change too.
In two days time we will know if our future has been ruined, if so, it will take the next fifty years for us to recover. In two days time we will know if we can return to more socially concerned times.
There are 18 million people who didn’t vote last time, that’s more than each side of the Brexit vote. Let’s hope they do in two days time.
For a few moments, step aside from the entire thing and discover something quite special. You. You without the cluttered allegiances you have built up to this and that point of view. You. You who will one day need a doctor, care, treatment.
Think back to the New York hospital experience I recounted in my last blog. Should you suddenly be in need, and most of us one day will, would you want something like our NHS, or an American model of health?
This and all the other issues, Climate Change included, are important. Vote with your eyes open, think of your future, your family’s future… a future when any one of you may be vulnerable.
Go on, you’re worth it.