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10 yrs ago an ex-stockbroker and his pals saw an opportunity.

They realised swathes of the population actually bought into the right wing tabloid nationalist narrative.

Some of them became the Gov't and had already pressured the new PM into including an EU referendum... 1/
...in the manifesto.

Over the next 5 years the tabloids promoted the stockbroker, who was not an MP on a daily basis. The rest of the media joined in.

The opportunity they had seen was a cash grab on a scale never seen before.

With the tabloid fans on board, waving flags 2/..
...furiously, filled with national pride and fear of immigration, it looked like the opportunity may just present itself.

Having just secured victory in the vote, the next move was to make sure that the Gov't failed to secure a deal.

They asked their pals to stand aside...3/
...and allow a Remainer candidate to walk into number 10.

Then they ensured that the new PM's negotiations failed by insisting that one of their pals was chief negotiator.

This went really well, and the new PM was more incompetent than they could have hoped.

When she 4/...
...finally capitulated without a deal, they were ready to replace her with their own golden boy. A man who would do anything they asked of him, who had also been promoted by the tabloids and the now compliant MSM.

The cash grab was on. The new PM was the nationalist voice...5/
...of the tabloids in the House of Commons.

#NoDeal was always the plan. Farage is a stockbroker. He and his pals are going to make a fortune.

The UK electorate has been played like a fiddle for ten years. Ask Philip Hammond or Rachel Johnson, they know for sure.
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