Conversations about a People’s Vote have escalated in the past 48 hours.
Jas Sansi asks whose side would the EU take if troubles returned to the island of Ireland.
I was visiting friends in a flat in Hammersmith in 1992 when an IRA bomb went off. It damaged the Territorial Army building next door.
The absolute silence that follows an act of terrorism is broken only by the screams of police sirens within two minutes
The area was evacuated and cordoned off whilst media stations were set up and onlookers peered over police lines. This was before the age of camera phones and social media. There were no hashtags.
The Good Friday Agreement marking the end of the troubles between Ireland and the UK turned twenty this year.
There is more chance of progress made, in two decades of peace, being blown away than the candles on any celebration cake.
Both the UK and Ireland joined the EU in 1973. The conflict between both countries was something the EU did not involve itself in.
Imagine a future scenario in which we Brexit without a deal and a hard border is reintroduced between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
There are always individuals who have an agenda formulated in chaos and mischief. What if web savvy individuals trigger an explosive device at a border crossing.
This has every danger of escalating, with UK military deployments dispatched and a return to Irish doors being smashed down by British boots. It used to happen.
A key difference is the EU is no longer a neutral observer. As an EU member, Ireland has a voice amplified by other EU members. Its clear the EU will defend its partner. Its made this position crystal clear during heated negotiations.
There will not be another Sunday Bloody Sunday. But what if there was? What if an operation goes wrong? A young British soldier who has grown up knowing only peace in his time makes the wrong decision, what then?
We risk sleep walking into a greater conflict that we can imagine.
The suggestion of war was scoffed at by Brexit campaigners in the run up to the Referendum in 2016. Is this a risk worth taking?
This whole argument isn’t simply economic or political, for families up and down the country, its the personal security of those they love.
We leave the EU on Friday 29th March 2019. Will history remember it as Friday Bloody Friday?
I don’t want a people’s vote but if it keeps the Good Friday Agreement safe, lets have it.
Over to you Mrs May and Mr Corbyn.
Jas Sansi is a freelance photographer based in Birmingham, a trustee for LoveBrum and contributor for The Asian Today newspaper.