Here's the thing, do you think that we've ever really been properly informed before a vote? All politicians spout nonsense, and we always vote for someone at an election who backtracks on what they said they'd do, so why is this any different?
I'll tell you why it's different, it's different because the upper-middle classes think they've been fucked over, that's why.
I'm not debating how we came to have the EU in its current form, I'm talking about how it's now being portrayed as the bastion of decent society while those underclass types who voted to leave obviously don't know what they're talking about.
The bottom line is that the great unwashed have spoken, and as much as the centre-left and their Guardian-reading chums don't like it, that's how it goes.
If the result had went the other way and those who voted to leave had lost, do you think their cries would be taken seriously by the remain crowd? Of course not.
And another thing, this stupid fucking idea of negotiating a deal and then putting it to the public vote? How stupid is that?
Does anyone think that the EU are going to be prepared to sit down and negotiate seriously if they know that the UK Government have to present what they get to the public?
The EU negotiators will be saying "give them a pile of shit, the people will vote against it and they'll have to stay, job done"
That's true to a degree, mate, but this particular vote was unprecedented in a couple ways.
Firstly, there was no responsibility.
We had people leading both sides of the debate who could say whatever they liked because no-one was actually responsible for delivering on their promises.
Johnson, Gove, Redwood, could all give us the best case scenario, but none of them were in a position to have to follow through, on anything.
So what we have are one set of people laying out quite a specific argument for leave. And a completely different set of people negotiating their own, different, idea of what Brexit should be.
Secondly, there was no clear idea put forward in the actual question.
We are TOLD that we voted to leave the EU, and that means we voted NOT to get a deal like Norway. But Johnson, Redwood, Farage and anyone else leading the leave campaign cited Norway as the example of what Brexit would ideally deliver.
Trouble is it's Davis and May doing the negotiating.
So, it's not backtracking, it's not even lying. It's one set of people promising one thing, then a completely different set of people delivering something else.
I don't see the EU as being portrayed as a bastion of decency. A bastion of economic stability, perhaps.
And since more Conservatives -- traditional party of the upwardly mobile middle-classes -- voted leave than Labour -- home of the underclasses -- I don't see this as a masses against the classes issue, at all.
Oh, I think Farage would be banging his drum about how nearly half of the public wanted to leave and, how that deserved some concessions, don't you?
Just look at the Scottish independence vote. That was a much clearer result and the SNP haven't stopped looking for an excuse to have a second 'once in a generation' vote since.
Do you know what's more stupid than voting on a deal after it's been negotiated? Voting on one that hasn't even been thought about, let alone planned, researched, costed and debated.
The EU and the government do have that idea of giving us a shit deal in common I suppose.
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