This may sound old-fashioned, but I was taught that respect is something that is earned. It's not something that you simply demand or can expect, without having done anything to deserve it. 1/
It, therefore, baffles me that I've been told so often that I must respect the result of the referendum. Why? How has it earned my respect? 2/
For a start the result was achieved by excluding #The5Million people, who are arguably the most immediately and directly impacted. This is not only undemocratic, but unfair and immoral. I have no respect for that. 3/
We know that voters were influenced by lies told during the campaign. Of course, politicians lying is nothing new, but it's also something I will never respect. If you don't have the backbone to tell the truth, you shouldn't take public office. 4/
The result was achieved by cheating and not just cheating, but by actually breaking the law. Why on earth should I respect something thats been obtained illegally? 5/
By not respecting the result, I'm supposedly disrespecting the "will of the people". Most people I know change their minds about any number of things. I'll respect the "will of the people" when someone proves to me that none of them has ever returned something to M&S. 6/
I would respect the result of a fair, democratic vote based on facts with a franchise that includes #The5Million If the result is then the same, I would, grudgingly, respect it. 7/
Therefore I will keep fighting for that fair vote, for a #FinalSayForAll . If you would like to support me in that fight, please consider making a donation via our website /8
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