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Thread #166609 Message #4009402
Posted By: Steve Shaw
18-Sep-19 - 05:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Opposition parties resisting government policy with all their might is absolutely why we have a multi-party system in the first place, the keystone of our democracy. I note that the word "rebel" has been massively employed in recent weeks to characterise pejoratively every MP who doesn't support the Boris line. The correct term for them is opposition, not rebels. I suppose the 21 (or have I lost count) Tories who defected might justifiably be called rebels, but even then I wonder whether you can still be a rebel when you're not even in the party. Words make good weapons. I note that a recent much-overused Cummingsism, popping up in just about every Johnson pronouncement, is the reference to "our friends and partners in the EU." Repeated use of mantra-words is an attempt at brainwashing. Resist!