Friday, 26 October 2018

'It's not racist or bigoted to want to know that when you elect a government, that government will do the governing'

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I saw this on Facebook shortly after the British EU referendum. It's not by me or anyone I even know. I don't know who wrote it but I saved it then and think it worth posting now, when the Brexit drama moves towards its climacteric.
A lot of comments here about the culpability of the 'right-wing'. This was a result which turned on Labour voters in the north, who had no direction from their party and a burning resentment of immigration. The days of left/right politics are fast disappearing in our rear view mirror. We run with new rules..

It's not racist or bigoted to want to know that when you elect a government, that government will do the governing, and not be answerable to Brussels. It's not wrong to think that if you live in a country, that country should be able to manage its own borders.
The EU has been rejected, in some form, by voters, in five of the last seven times the European public had a chance to have a say. The two times it won were basically by holding the population who had dared to say "no" over a barrel. Not one of the previous four rejections has been taken heed of, and nothing has changed in Brussels. That - and that alone - explains what happened in the UK. It's going to keep happening until they get the message. They show no signs of doing so, and that, in the end, will be the EU's undoing.
A lot of comments here about the culpability of the 'right-wing'. This was a result which turned on Labour voters in the north, who had no direction from their party and a burning resentment of immigration. The days of left/right politics are fast disappearing in our rear view mirror. We run with new rules...
New Statesman thinks you are reptiles:

"[P]rejudice, propaganda, naked xenophobia and callous fear-mongering have won out over the common sense we British like to pride ourselves on.... the frightened, parochial lizard-brain of Britain voted out, out, out."

If you genuinely think the majority of people voted 'leave' because they're 1) idiots or 2) were lied to, then you're probably yourself not quite smart enough to be allowed a vote.The nastiness of the Remain camp, their disgust with the electorate, is even worse than I was expecting. It can be summed up as "you greedy, old, ill-informed,brainwashed, overemotional, xenophobic idiots, look at what you have done". They've dispensed with the PC veneer to their elitism. They've parked the polite euphemisms they normally use to express their concerns about the throng. It's all out in the open now. Hell hath no fury like a Guardianista spurned by the masses. bonOK. So we lost. Enough of the self-pity. The important thing is to mobilise and bring all pressure to bear on our new fascist overlords for a second Referendum, this time with a quadruple democratic lock: (1) Only people who voted Remain in the first Referendum allowed to vote; (2) A "Logan's Run" clause whereby as soon as a potential voter reaches 30 they fly up into the air and explode; (3) Only people who live in Gibraltar allowed to vote; (4) Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to be replaced by an open letter from David Beckham. The right kind of democracy CAN and WILL prevail.'


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