“Leaving the EU would be a betrayal of British values”
I am grateful for the opportunity to live in a country that encourages me to be who I am, what I am: An Englishman of Persian origin and heritage.
The EU Referendum: The Story that I Must Tell
Dear fellow citizens of the United Kingdom,
On June 23rd, in a referendum we are asked if we wish to remain in the EU or leave. On that day our future will be at the mercy of the ballot box. Ultimately, this is the decision we face: Do we wish to stick with our fellow European friends, allies, our neighbours and remain in Europe, or do we wish to leave and go it alone?
This is the biggest decision of our generation, and it is our children and our grandchildren who will live with the consequences. Though I am very hopeful that the stay vote will win the day, nevertheless, the fact that so many fellow British citizens want to leave Europe, rejecting togetherness for the greater good and going it alone is shocking and disturbing to me, given the fundamental British values that I have discovered in all these past decades.
Moreover, I feel very sad and depressed to see that the Brexit group have so much concentrated on “foreigners”, the immigrants, belittling and ostracizing them, whilst ignoring their valuable contributions to building this country as one of the most exciting, vibrant, coherent and harmonious countries on earth.