Friday, 8 February 2019

Lest we don't remember

The Guardian’s G2 has helpfully featured (7th February) the posters being put up around the country by a group called Led by Donkeys.  Each poster features the actual words of a Brexit-supporting politician.

In case you don’t see them all, or Led by Donkeys doesn’t come to your area, here are some of the actual quotes:

 I believe it is clearly in our national interest to remain in the European Union.
Theresa May, 25th April, 2016

The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.
Michael Gove, 9th April, 2016
Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy – the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.
John Redwood 17th July, 2016

They said business would flee if we voted to leave,  but instead we’re seeing  great British innovators like Dyson investing in the UK’s future.
Leave EU, 1st march 2017

I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this, but . . .we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.
Dominic Raab, 17th November, 2018

There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal.
Boris Johnson1, 1th July 2017

The activists behind this scheme describe themselves as “Four Dads with a Ladder.”   They invite suggestions for future posters and can be contacted via:

Apparently my own suggestion, of this from Jacob Rees-Mogg:

We could have two referendums.  As it happens it might make more sense to have a second referendum  after the renegotiation is completed.

has already been made.  They could add, from Nigel Farage (when he thought Leave would lose):

In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.

All the above illustrate that the Leave campaign is led by politicians with little grasp of reality, (or no regard for the truth) and no consistency.

I find it appalling that in our mature and literate democracy their mendacious posturing still receives the support of around  a third of the electorate.

Why do so many continue to bury their heads in the sands? And why are our MPs, who themselves are fully aware of the truth and the damage any kind of Brexit will do to our country and their constituents, so supine as to fail the grasp the nettle, withdraw Article 50  and so put an immediate end to the whole nonsense.

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