1/ They have attacked the Electoral Commission & the Civil Service & from Theresa May downwards they attacked the Article 50 case courts and those taking the case to court - The Tory right has been attacking the institutions which underpin our democracy.
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
2/ By ranting about the "Will of the People" the Tory Brexiters and their press allies have demonised opponents of #Brexit as "enemies of the people" and so as saboteurs, plotters, traitors and subversives, thus undermining the core democratic right to oppose.
3/ The industrial scale mendacity of the Tory Brexiters and their press allies is not merely promoting falsehoods, it is undermining democracy itself by destroying the common ground of agreed truth which is required for political debate and decision-making.
4/ And this Tory Brexiter attack on our democracy almost exactly matches Trump's assault on democracy in the USA, just as the Cambridge Analytica and Russian interference scandals match.
5/ There is a dense, complex & well-documented web of links between Tory Brexiters, right-wing think tanks, several of which are based at #55TuftonSt and their counterparts in the USA. So there is good reason to suppose that this transatlantic attack on democracy is coordinated.
6/ And why would the Tory Brexiters and their right-wing counterparts in the USA be attacking democracy? I documented what I believe to be a major part of the answer in this thread
7/ What I think we should take away from this is that #Brexit is not a British project. It is one project of a transatlantic kleptocratic elite, aided by Putin, which is using fear of social change and nationalist hysteria as political tools to undermine democracy.
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