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Thread #165570 Message #4011846
Posted By: Jim Carroll
04-Oct-19 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
I watched Question Time last night with a growing feeling of frustrated anger while the best of the speaker continue to miss the opportunity of pointing out that The Brexit Vote was as far from democratic as you can possibly get
The vote was won using Populisim - by appealing to people's basic fears and prejudices in the way Powell tried to when he was disgraced out of politics
That's what rejected, racist would-be politician did with his hate poster and that is what Johnson is doing now as a career move by an otherwise unelectable leader
It is extremely dangerous to attempt to equate this with democracy - it is exactly the opposite
THat is what needs to be emphasised