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Jon Worth @jonworth
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In less than a fortnight the Commons is likely to reject May's Brexit in the Meaningful Vote.

When it does, the #PeoplesVote (a 2nd referendum) could yet be an appealing way forward.

I'm not much of a fan of referendums, but I see no way to stop #Brexit without a further vote. There are numerous practical barriers to holding a further vote, all of them surmountable.

BUT the main question is this:
*** How could such a vote result in a REMAIN vote? ***
I've sketched out 6 things that would have to happen were Remain to triumph in this blog post:…

A summary of the points is in this thread.
1. Build the most pluralist campaign ever seen

Pro-🇪🇺 - whoever you are, whatever your organisation is, you need to be welcome in the Remain campaign this time around. Build it like Yes 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 - a coalition of diverse organisations, each with their own messages and audiences.
2. Build the biggest grassroots campaign ever seen

700000 people🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ marched against Brexit in London in October. Get even half of these people campaigning and you have a massive grass roots campaign. Canvassing, street stalls, phone banks - these will be run by volunteers.
3. Argue for 🇪🇺 as a good in itself

No more 🇬🇧 exceptionalism. UK has wasted 3 years of other EU States' time, so even being able to stay is exceptional. Then argue that the EU is a good in itself, not something to just tolerate.
4. Do not just deploy economic arguments

Economic arguments did not work last time. The majority of the population does not accept the economic consequences of Brexit. So deploy an economic case only together with other arguments.
5. Downplay the role of politicians in the campaign

Sorry Chuka, Vince. You are not the knights in shining armour. @ProfBrianCox @GaryLineker @jk_rowling @DeborahMeaden have to be the faces of this. And if it has to be a politician then @NicolaSturgeon or @SadiqKhan
6. Don’t fight using the frames of your opponents

Forget red buses 🚌. Don't argue about £350m. Make a case to stay in the EU that stands on its own, why it is the best for every British person, for jobs, for the future of the country. Read Lakoff's "Don't Think of an Elephant"
And here's the link to the detail:…

So what are you going to do to make sure 🇬🇧 stays in 🇪🇺?

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