June 23 – one of the most important dates in our history

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COMMENT: Small victory in a business full of pitfalls for customers

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On Sunday evening I found myself discussing something that is on all our minds: should we be in or out of the European Union?

University students from the UK apparently believe the EU referendum is key to their future, but almost two-thirds do not know when it is, according to research.

A third of more than 2,000 students asked about the EU poll were concerned they would be unable to make it to the polls.

June 23 is one of the most important days this country will see in years and because it is outside term-time the National Union of Students says those studying will need to re-register at their home address.

As if things aren’t complicated enough.

I believe this referendum is something in which we should all get involved. If everyone engages with the voting we will be able to truly see the public’s thoughts.

Those who are at university may be impacted hugely if we decide to leave the EU. Considering a large proportion of students attending our universities are European we don’t fully know what will happen to them until a decision is made.

Students are being encouraged to think ahead and prepare for voting day while many of us remain perplexed about how we shall vote. In fact we may even find ourselves switching off from all the political campaigns as they are what’s dominating our television screens.

We know we should be following the debate, but many of us find it difficult to find the motivation to do so.

My concern is that people will choose not to vote because they cannot decide which way their decision will go.

I’d argue if you are unaware then voting to remain in would make sense because it will more or less the same as it is today.

However voting to leave the EU can offer opportunities for the nation. Bot sides of the argument will have positive and negative impacts.

And, as we draw closer to June 23, we need to do all we can to ensure we’re confident of the decisions we make.