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Thread #166609 Message #4007751
Posted By: DMcG
08-Sep-19 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Yes, Steve, but we don't have to deal with the majority of Leavers. I have no idea how accurate it was, but in the dramatisation of Cummings with Benedict Cumberbatch the point was made that there were committed Remainers, and there was no point wasting the Leave team wasting effort there. Nor was there much point preaching to the already committed Leavers. All the focus needed to be on the undecided. And remember in the last referendum it only needed around 2% of the people who voted to swing the result, and of course far less than that of the whole population. So no matter how many there are on either side who will not change their view, they are not the critical ones.
Of course, time marches on, and it is extremely hard to predict what all the effects of changes in demographics, the sorry saga of the past few years, and what might happen during a campaign but I don't think either side can assume it will be anything other than a struggle with an uncertain outcome. So I see no point in alienating anyone unnecessarily.