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Thread #165570 Message #3994188
Posted By: Steve Shaw
27-May-19 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Well it wasn't a general election, the turnout was little more than half of a typical general election turnout, Brexit is not a political party that has ever had a general election manifesto and, once brexit has been settled one way or another, the party will lose its raison d'être. Brexiteers today are in denial about the rather obstinate fact that they are now in a minority. Mid-term protest voting is time-honoured in this country and it's also time-honoured that hopeful parties that have benefited like to tell us that politics have changed forever. For sure, Labour has misjudged this severely. I agreed with the sentiment expressed by Emily Thornberry last night. Jezza may have his doubts about the EU (I mean, who hasn't?), but he has to start listening to his membership and Labour voters. We overwhelmingly don't want brexit, Jeremy. That's your starting point, and you got a very sharp reminder of that last night. The biggest Marxist I know voted LibDem last week. Bloody Nora...