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1/My New Year's Blog:…

"When we get our #PeopleVote - it is imperative that we make the positive case for the EU, but this will be just the beginning of an ongoing narrative we must sustain: educate, inform & work to change the hostile attitude to Europe."
2/ "Brexit is a categoric & catastrophic mistake but if in another referendum it is still “the will” of our tragically misinformed electorate, then we continue to make our arguments & lead the campaign to rejoin. It's always worth fighting for the values you believe in."
3/"For this reason I have admiration for activists with opposing values to my own – At least they have not fallen victim to apathy. It's necessary in a democracy to challenge each other in a civilised discourse & reach compromise that serves the interests of the many not the few"
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X : You seem to believe that brexit will benefit the economy.
Me : Not in the immediate term. I suspect there'll be some turmoil. In the longer term, there's a more positive potential if the focus is on being that global trading nation rather than insular.
X : If you don't believe that Brexit will have an immediate positive impact then why vote for it?
Me : Because there are larger issues at stake than just the overall economic health measured by GDP.
... those issues and divisions have become amplified since the referendum. I do not think acts like the #PeopleVote are wise or mindful of the climate. I would advise against it.
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1/ The notion of the "Will of the People" as used in #Brexit politics is absolutely toxic to democracy, it demonises political opponents as "enemies of the people" and so promotes & justifies attitudes of hate, distrust and violence towards them.
#PeopleVote #StopBrexit
2/ In a healthy democracy there is government & opposition, majority & minority, all part of the healthily bickering democratic people. There is no distinction between the "people" and others.
3/ The right to oppose is absolutely central to democracy. Dictatorships often stage elections, but they are not democratic because other key elements of democracy including the right to oppose, and the rule of law are not present.
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