We live in interesting times.
Well, it's certainly going to be interesting for the next couple of days.
I won't be putting any money on the result of the referendum in the UK – I'd only do that if I could buy the vote. It's certainly unlikely to be a landslide one way or the other, but I am fervently hoping the Leave side wins. A vote to leave would be a shining light for the rest of us trapped in the Fourth Reich, and already I am hearing rumbles about an Irexit movement. It doesn't trip off the tongue as easily as Brexit, but what the hell.
If the Remain side wins, I can see some nasty consequences. The main consequence will be some massive tightening of the screws in Brussels – new laws will be passed to reduce [if not eliminate] the chances of any of the rest of us having a go at freedom. Of course, even if the Leave side wins, Brussels will still bring in those laws in case any of the rest of us get ideas.
So come on UK – get off your arses, get out there and vote. Cast those chains from around your neck. Can't you smell that sweet fragrance of freedom in the air? As we say here – Vote Early and Vote Often. There are a couple of hundred million here in Europe praying for a Leave vote, and we watch with hope.
For just one day, your prison gate is unlocked and you have your chance to walk through it.
Don't waste the opportunity.