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Mike Hind @MikeH_PR
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Fascinated by how clunky - & essentially stupid - smug takes like this are.

What continuity Remain seem not to notice is that they actually need Labour voters.

Not convinced "join us in stopping Brexit, you easily fooled dimwits" is the best approach here
Another personal favourite attack line is that glassy-eyed intoning of 'Corbyn cult' by people who define their entire identity by a single word on a ballot from 30 months ago.
Actually, let's call out this galaxy brain stuff for what it is. Ignorant, disrespectful & pathetic.

I know what it's like on the inside of the Remain cult. Before they expelled me from their DM groups I saw what a strange echo chamber it was becoming.
We were all going through what was essentially a grieving process. Disbelief, anger etc. But for a hard-core coterie of people it became an identity.

People would greet one group I was in, daily, with 'Morning. F*ck Brexit.'

No, really.
Discussion would then ensue, ranging from amateur prognosis of the various procedural ways the politics of Brexit might pan out through to impassioned arguments about the one killer hash tag that would surely go viral & overturn the 2016 referendum result once & for all.
The internecine wars over tactics were often comedy gold. Someone once flounced out of one group, citing 'silverbacks like Mike' rubbishing their awful ideas as the reason for quitting.

Woe betide anyone who suggested focusing on preserving rights over stopping Brexit entirely
Accepting the referendum result & pragmatically promoting, say, retention of FoM over, say, financial passporting, was literally apostasy.

Suggesting that root & branch reform of a hollowed out country that literally voted to harm itself was a priority didn't play well either.
I ended up cast out from their circles a year ago, for suggesting #Retain (ie our individual treaty rights as EU citizens) was more useful as a standard around which to rally in the face of Tory Brexit, than the horrible, discredited, failed, embarrassing word #Remain.
So, after a lot of thinking, investigation & reading, I came to the conclusion that a genuine reform of hollowed out Britain had to be the long game. And @UKLabour offered that.

The vilification that followed was astonishing. I had betrayed Remain. It really was apostasy.
But the point is, I thought deeply about the optics & politics of Brexit. I read articles & books by Mark Blyth, Pickety, Paul Mason, Faisal Islam (ironically a Remain poster boy, but a f*cking ace journalist), listened to & watched high quality content, to arrive where I am.
So when people from these smug little media bubbles & Remainy echo chambers suggest everyone like me has been 'taken in' or joined a 'Magic Grandpa' cult I see them for the groupthink victims they are.

The poor loves 😎
PS I still think Brexit is shit. But no one has yet explained how the optics of not implementing a vote the government promised to implement plays out in the Brexit heartlands.
PPS you can moan all you like about people like me not being against Brexit if we support Labour. I see Labour as tough on the causes of Brexit. I see the Tories & Lib Dems as the harbingers of Brexit.

Join @UKLabour here 😉
join.labour.org.uk
PPPS and don't stop there.

Join @PeoplesMomentum here. It's where the energy to address the causes of Brexit really is. Not in smug media bubbles or among angry people who like to holiday in Tuscany.
peoplesmomentum.com
PPPPS mute the people who will never grasp the political imperatives for a better Britain. One that will one day be secure & confident enough in its skin to look outward again.

Let them think they're smart & you're thick.

Be zen & don't let the trolls bug you too much 😎
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