We can respect the result of the referendum. Well, I can. Brexiteers can’t.
We have to see the referendum in context.
The Tory’s cheated the 2015 General Election.
The Vote leave campaign propagated untruths, they lied, they lied kinda straight out, but more they lied by associating with any daft banal statistic, playing a visual game with stats, like politics never has before (Well, it has, but with internet/social media, with the tools at hand, that spread and propagation of miss-information was arguably more potent than at any other time in history)
No here we are talking about people having gained a safe space for themselves, sheer ignorance, building themselves a little world, social media tailored to what they want to hear and right wing newspapers doing the same thing.
Then we have political assassination, Woah wait, what? But you thought that the person who murdered Jo Cox was just some random nutter? Well, the right wing, tory loving media tried their damnedest to paint it that way, but really? An MP is murdered, The murderer shouting “Britain first”, the murderer actively claiming to be from right wing politics, and you can honestly tell me that that was not political assassination? If so you’re ignorance beggars belief.
Then the leave campaign have won… by a very narrow margin, 52/48 is not a clear victory per se, it takes no account of nuances, in black and white, in that “Propaganda, striking way “it can seem clear cut. As far as I’m concerned, if it had been a sunny day the result could have been different, if our favourite celeb had died in the week preceding the result could have been different, the mood of the country generously mops up a 4% margin in voting.
Respect the result, by all means, respect the result, respect that David Cameron as Prime minister told the civil service not to plan for brexit, such was his arrogance, and his arrogance would be the undoing of the remain campaign, I personally looked on with horror that David Cameron was on our side, and I could barley bring myself to vote remain, because a part of me saw voting to remain as a vote for David Cameron, or dodgy dave; a moniker more befitting him.
So then, the leave campaign have won…. and out of 52% the leave campaigners have a leader? No! They have Teresa may, who voted remain, who has changed her mind more often than the repulsive shoes that she wears. Teresa may’s only motivation towards brexit is that she gets to “Play” at being Prime Minister. A miserable power grab.
So if you accept, 52/48 as a decisive and clear victory (evidence since has shown that vote leave wouldn’t have accepted it if reversed), Cheating to win votes, lies to win votes, Assassination as a tool to win votes, racist hate speech to win votes, if you accept a shambolic organisation of the referendum vote, if you accept that out of 52% the vote leave campaign couldn’t find a single leader.
If you accept all that, that is fine. You just don’t get me. You are not me. You and me are separate. I am so, so proud to be part of the 48%, you couldn’t drag me through hell to get me to co-operate with the 52% and that is the legacy of the referendum, a political game of sport between two elitist etonians, that split the country in two, politics that actively sought to divide, campaigning that actively sought to raise and expose negative emotions, hate, mistrust, fear.
Then it is the vote leave campaign who must “Respect the referendum result”, along with all the negativity they put into it, all the miserable heartless lying cheats who they must side with.