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In discussion: Leaving the EU

With debate over the UK's continuing participation in the European Union hotting up, Solicitors Journal invites its readers to explain which way they are voting come the 23 June referendum. Can they persuade you? This week it is the turn of private client partner Andrew Kidd

20 June 2016

For a politico, I have been surprised by how little I have enjoyed this referendum, only the third in our history. I started out with the logical approach that I would vote in accordance with the recommendation of the government, which had been at the coalface of the 'renegotiation' and had a better grasp, so it seemed to me, of what was in the best interests of the British people.

Unlike a general election, there are no names on the ballot paper, though it can be difficult to detach arguments and prophesies from those who make them. Nobody can doubt there are credible people making cogent arguments on both sides, armed with evidence which can be overwhelming in its volume for an observer.

However, the more I engaged with the debate, the more I was drawn away from backing the government's recommendation.

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