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Thread #166482   Message #4003944
Posted By: Steve Shaw
10-Aug-19 - 05:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is this Brexit 4?
Subject: RE: BS: Is this Brexit 4?
I agree that the stuff about the referendum being advisory is water under the bridge as far as getting anything changed, DMcG and Dave, but the lies about the instruction from the people, the will of the country, having to honour the result, etc, are about to be thrown back in our faces big-time by brexiteers in the likely forthcoming election and in any future referendum campaign. We have to have the arguments ready to counteract those lies. It IS true that the referendum was advisory. It is NOT true that we know the will of the people. It IS true that a huge amount has changed since 2016. Those points must be fleshed out and properly articulated. We do have the truth of it on our side, but, as ever, teasing it out is a damn sight harder than making up simplistic, populist, sloganising lies, especially in the current political climate. You can paint a slogan on a bus or a racist poster. Confronting people with the reality of what's about to happen, unless we can stop it, is another matter.