I will be voting Remain on 23 June, but not for the reasons you might assume.
If you disagree with my decision it seems — at least according to the general tone of the debate raging in newspapers, on blogs, in comment threads and social media — that you probably think I’m a “metropolitan”, idealistic, elitist who’s opposing change to protect his privilege.
And if I were to take my cue from the media madness to form an opinion of you as a Leave voter, apparently you’re some parochial, selfish racist who’s being mind controlled to protect someone else’s privilege.
These are, of course, preposterous generalisations.
So before we continue let’s agree that if we were to apply them we’d be spectacularly wrong about each other.