Registered On: April 2, 2014
The masses knew what they were voting for!! I don’t think so. They voted leave to stop immigration with no thought (or knowledge) of other possible consequences. Still to meet a leave voter who doesn’t give that as their prime reason.
Too true Cass. There’s no doubt a huge majority did vote to stop people coming over here to mend things, clean things, and to work in our NHS and care homes to look after our families & friends in return for a pittance. As a basically powerless group with few friends in the media or politics they were an easy target, and presented as ‘the problem’, rather than the reality of failed Tory economics and austerity.
BPG – you’ve clearly forgotten that most of the foreign-owned sections of the mass media – the Telegraph, Times, Sun as well as the Mail and Express – were all pro-leave, as are Fox and Sky news. That’s about ¾ of the readership, maybe more, plus television. There was also a likely criminal campaign by Farage, and a very sly one conducted through social media, whereby lies from apparently reliable sources were were freely spread around. All this benefitted those who would not only not suffer, but would profit from selling their media to a gullible public, as well as those who could actually make money from a Britain in decline, like Rees-Mogg.
Here on Bru, you had Les and co. feeding their propaganda to those who knew no better, and now millions will suffer the consequences. I don’t blame those who were taken in. But, I do blame those who lied with the full knowledge of what they were doing.
Justles – instead of shamefully stealing around this board in a disguise as convincing as Grayson Perry’s ‘Claire’, come clean and recognize the only ‘deep-seated fundamental rift’ is between the reality and the rhetoric, and what this means for millions of people. It’s not smart to pose as ‘what-me-worry?’ and pontificate as if mid-fiddle, while Rome burns. It may not matter to you, but teachers are meant to educate – you and Jonathan should never be let near a classroom again.
BI –The usual empty bluster. Tell us what the benefits are, and why they are worth the even greater catastrophic damage about to be visited upon the UK economy. Whatever happened to ‘cake and eat it’, ‘sunny uplands’, ‘easiest deal in history’??