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grufty jim
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Edited May 27, 2019, 22:11
Re: The Beeb up to its tricks again
May 27, 2019, 22:11
nigelswift wrote:
I agree, but of course, some Tories and many Labour supporters are potential Remainers and if only the forces of Remain were more unified some more of them would be attracted across.

That's issue One, and the other is that the Man of Principle ought to decide to do what's right else we're screwed.


All of that's true. Some tories and many Labour supporters are remainers.

But equally, almost all tories and some Labour supporters are leavers. Certainly there'd be a small, but not insignificant section of the Labour vote that would abstain in another referendum. And Corbyn's equivocation has presumably kept _some_ active Leavers on side. I'm thinking of northern industrial towns that voted heavily brexit -- a lot of them were traditional Labour voters and not all of them would have switched to Farage in an election, but will very likely vote Leave again in a referendum.

Basically, the EU vote should not and cannot be taken as a proxy referendum. And if it is to be viewed that way; I'm not at all sure it's as positive for Remain as it's being painted.
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