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I’ll be honest, I’ve got no idea who I’m going to vote for in the forthcoming European elections. But I know I should know.

I don’t think I’ve ever voted, but this is such a hot topic at the moment and most of us have an opinion regarding Europe and immigration, so I believe it’s time I did.

But which party shares the same views as I do? How much have you seen on the telly or read in the paper that is fair and balanced?

What I really need is to find a website where a series of questions are asked with multiple choice answers.

At the end of the questionnaire, it tells me who to vote for.

I do feel we as a country seem to be over -generous when it comes to immigration, but we also tend to stand up to Europe more than most countries.

France and Germany seem happy to have federal states, which surprises me when you consider how nationalistic they appear.

I can see why many people may vote UKIP, but do we really know what they plan to do, apart from withdraw us from the union?

With the country well on the way to financial recovery, now is not the time to make big changes.

Instead, it should be a case of steady as she goes.

But when you hear scaremongering stories in the national press, you do feel we need to toughen up.

‘Extremists taking over schools in Birmingham’ and ‘a third of the UK population to be non-white by 2051’ are shocking headlines. In parts of London you can already struggle to find people who speak English.

But at the same time, look how rich and varied our culture is these days compared to that of our grandparents.

My nan enjoys the odd kebab and Indian takeaway, something unheard of when she was a girl.

Our diets were bland and our understanding of the world beyond our shores was limited. We viewed it with suspicion.

I suggest you watch an old episode of TV sitcom Love Thy Neighbour on YouTube to see how far we’ve come as a nation.

So, who do I vote for?