The reality is the referendum will be upon us in no time at all, given the magnitude of the question being posed.
This is not like an election where the chance comes around again in four or five years time if you change your mind after the event.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime vote, that many thought would not happen for many years.
There is a responsibility on us as voters to ensure we are informed with the relevant facts before we make our decision, one which will affect not only this, but subsequent generations.
There is also a greater responsibility on the politicians to provide the public with accurate and truthful information.
While they all have their own preferred outcome and will be campaigning for a victory for their specific campaign, that victory must be based on a campaign that has been completely open and transparent.
There must be no baseless assertion of hoped-for benefits or false scaremongering to persuade people to a particular point of view.
That is duping the voters and this vote of all votes must result in a decision that was taken with all the facts in front of us.