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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 14 Jan 22 10.33am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

You would though, wouldn't you? You are typical fodder for a populist's agenda, dutifully lapping up their simple answers to complex issues.

I don't doubt you would like to replace our representative democracy with one where we elected delegates who are told by a local cabal of the majority party in their constituency how to vote on everything.

That is just your perception, which is in itself simplistic.

The complexity of an issue does not determine policy. Too often, policy is decided for short term benefit which reflects the nature of our parliamentary system. Immigration is an example of this.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 14 Jan 22 12.44pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

'For the many, not the few' ring a bell then !

Not in my ears. Maybe you have tinnitus?

 

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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 14 Jan 22 12.44pm Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

No-one wanted to over-turn the result. What was asked for was for the people to confirm, after a 4 year delay, lots of revelations and time for re-thinking, that it was still their wish to take such a momentous step.

Usual disemmbling from the self-identifying 'one nation tory'.
Of course the Remainers wanted to overturn the referendum result. We were told that the vote was 'once in a lifetime' and that there would be no second referendum.
If we did have your second referendum, would you have another one after another 4 years. I expect you would if had still voted to leave and of course you would not if we voted to rejoin.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 14 Jan 22 12.58pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

That is just your perception, which is in itself simplistic.

The complexity of an issue does not determine policy. Too often, policy is decided for short term benefit which reflects the nature of our parliamentary system. Immigration is an example of this.

Where do I suggest it does?

I am referring to the use of one line terms by populist politicians to describe simple answers to complex issues. This, of itself, will often produce exactly the kind of result you complain about.

Your obsession with immigration as the primary fault line blighting both our social development, and our politics, is indeed an example. It's an example of a populist's response to a complex problem.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 14 Jan 22 1.04pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Where do I suggest it does?

I am referring to the use of one line terms by populist politicians to describe simple answers to complex issues. This, of itself, will often produce exactly the kind of result you complain about.

Your obsession with immigration as the primary fault line blighting both our social development, and our politics, is indeed an example. It's an example of a populist's response to a complex problem.

It's not an obsession, it is an observation and criticism. Whether you accept it or not, it is a major factor in many of our current problems. That is not my invention.

You should talk about obsession. You are still whining about Brexit on every thread.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Online Flag Truro Cornwall 14 Jan 22 1.11pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

Usual disemmbling from the self-identifying 'one nation tory'.
Of course the Remainers wanted to overturn the referendum result. We were told that the vote was 'once in a lifetime' and that there would be no second referendum.
If we did have your second referendum, would you have another one after another 4 years. I expect you would if had still voted to leave and of course you would not if we voted to rejoin.

There were many decent, responsible and visionary politicians, one nation Tories among them, who saw the need for confirmation and were shafted as a consequence by a despicable PM and his backers. I didn't want that myself. I wanted Parliament to take charge, but saw the political wisdom of having made the mistake of allowing a referendum to be held in 2016 it would be wise to hold another.

Of course there that would have been the end of it. You cannot go on endlessly with such a programme, but there were solid, indeed overwhelming reasons, to verify as so much had been revealed that was obscured in 2016.

If Brexit was indeed still what the country wanted why should any Brexiteer resist checking it? It seems to me they knew the game was going to be lost, so they were desperate to blow the whistle.

This isn't forgotten and will be served up cold when the time is right and the mood of the country ready to receive it.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 Jan 22 1.22pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

There were many decent, responsible and visionary politicians, one nation Tories among them, who saw the need for confirmation and were shafted as a consequence by a despicable PM and his backers. I didn't want that myself. I wanted Parliament to take charge, but saw the political wisdom of having made the mistake of allowing a referendum to be held in 2016 it would be wise to hold another.

Of course there that would have been the end of it. You cannot go on endlessly with such a programme, but there were solid, indeed overwhelming reasons, to verify as so much had been revealed that was obscured in 2016.

If Brexit was indeed still what the country wanted why should any Brexiteer resist checking it?
It seems to me they knew the game was going to be lost, so they were desperate to blow the whistle.

This isn't forgotten and will be served up cold when the time is right and the mood of the country ready to receive it.

But it doesn't work the other way? Did you argue that we should check if we were still OK in the EU?

40 years we were denied a vote by the major parties even though the EU changed out of all recognition from the Common Market. you weren't complaining then even though the EU was not what we signed up for.

Edited by Badger11 (14 Jan 2022 1.25pm)

 


One more point

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View Phil’s Barber's Profile Phil’s Barber Online Flag Crowborough 14 Jan 22 1.31pm Send a Private Message to Phil’s Barber Add Phil’s Barber as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I realise that Parliament voted to both hold and honour the referendum, so as a consequence everything was done legally. That's not the issue. Our Parliament failed to do their duty. The Tories only agreed to hold one to stave off UKIP, and there were sufficient weaklings in the opposition scared of losing their seats to ensure it happened. Parliament bottled it when they needed to stand up and be counted. If that meant being counted out that was just tough.

Johnson didn't win because Labour tried to over-turn the result. That's garbage. He won because of clever marketing, boredom, trickery and the lack of any kind of rational opposition. No-one wanted to over-turn the result. What was asked for was for the people to confirm, after a 4 year delay, lots of revelations and time for re-thinking, that it was still their wish to take such a momentous step. If the Brexiteers were so confident of their case, what were they fearful of? Surely any true democrat welcomes the opportunity to verify the will of the people? Of course 52 is bigger than 48 but anyone who believes that's part of the argument, let alone the end of it, really doesn't get it at all.

Of course, I don't "own" any of Johnson's failings. I could see them years ago. For the reasons I explained above Johnson's victory had nothing to do with any attempt to over-turn the referendum result. It was clever work by Cummings and a desperately awful opposition, combined with a very tired electorate that just wanted it over. Clever marketing slogans are what you use to sell soap powder. It's not the way to run a country.


Thank you for giving me such a laugh on a cold, murky Friday.

Not for many years have I read such a disconnected, desperate, biased and misguided take on Brexit, the referendum, the endorsement in the European Elections and the overwhelming message sent in the 2019 General Election.


 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Jan 22 2.26pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

No Context Brits (@NoContextBrits) Tweeted:
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I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 14 Jan 22 2.30pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

No Context Brits (@NoContextBrits) Tweeted:
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Oh man, that's highly amusing!

 


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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 14 Jan 22 2.31pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Boris lookalike me thinks?

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Jan 22 2.35pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Oh man, that's highly amusing!

The next Darth Vader needs to improve their sabre craft.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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