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Why we need to revoke article 50 now.
Politicians are too afraid to speak out against the EU referendum result because they’re scared they’ll be accused of undermining democracy ...
and sensible journalists are also mostly too afraid to speak out, lest they’re accused of being in a middle-class, out-of-touch establishment bubble – which of course most of them are.
But I’m not a politician or a journalist. So here’s the truth.
The Brexit referendum result was NOT democratic.
The Brexit campaign was riddled with lies, dodgy 'dark' money and manipulation.
The so-called ‘facts’ used by the Leave campaign were laughably ridiculous fabrications.
Leading Leave campaigners dished out false and undeliverable promises like Bullingdon Club bullies dishing out banknotes at a high-class restaurant they’ve just trashed.
The whole Brexit argument itself was based on gross deceptions, sentimental nonsense and misrepresentations.
Their victory wasn’t overwhelming. And it’s just patently revisionist nonsense to say the vote for Brexit was some kind of ‘working class’ rebellion. The most working class parts of the UK – Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Peckham etc – all Remain strongholds.
And vast majority of young people voted Remain too.
Remainers are now in the majority and that majority is growing day by day. Not just because reality hits hard, but because hundreds of young people join the electorate every day while aging Brexiters die.
The brutal truth.
Democracy doesn’t mean accepting bad decisions made by a bare majority of voters - many of whom were uninformed of the truth and were whipped up into a frenzy of fake news and lies from the mouths of manipulative politicians, backed by dodgy money from tax-exiled billionaires.
Democracy means fighting for what’s right and to reverse decisions which will be damaging to the future of our country and our children’s future.
The referendum result was NOT democracy in action. It was an assault on democracy.
That's why we need to revoke article 50 NOW.
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