Category: eu referendum and brexit

886 days since the EU Referendum

And I’m still sat here trying to fathom how my staunchly anti-Brexit and pro-people’s vote friends are still somehow justifying themselves being staunchly pro-Corbyn when Corbyn is still proving himself to be staunchly pro-Brexit and anti-people’s vote.

I’m not saying I don’t want Corbyn to replace Theresa May as PM but for fuck’s sake how are some people still not acknowledging that he will never be on their side regarding Brexit because he’s an old-school Eurosceptic.

The longer this drags on the longer the love for Corbyn from some people looks less like a truly informed political approval and more like some kind of personality cult that can only end in either abject failure if he never becomes PM, or mass disillusionment if he does and proceeds to be nothing like what some people have convinced themselves he is.

… yeah my brief semi-hiatus from active political blogging has done nothing to make me less of a rambling loudmouth seemingly determined to annoy people with contrarianism.

Tories pretend to agree on secret plan none of…

Oh sorry, I mean “cabinet agrees Brexit deal.”


Brexit omnishambles in the UK.

People defending a Supreme Court nominee who tried to rape someone in the US.

… yup, good times… I feel constantly sick and distressed by the world at this point.

The Black Plague, the London Blitz, a stiff pu…

The Black Plague, the London Blitz, a stiff punch in the nads and awkward dinners with the parents aren’t the end of the world either but they’re still not things you’d willingly walk into, now are they?

And just a regular reminder that during the campaign when David Cameron mentioned the idea of crashing out without a deal the Leave campaign and hardcore Brexiters called it ‘Project Fear’ and disregarded it as utter nonsense….

More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now wan…

More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to remain in EU:

If this holds true the logic for rigorously sticking to Brexit as some kind of vital democratic necessity is increasingly shallow which is impressive given at it’s deepest it could maybe be slightly comparable to a child’s paddling pool.

Also if so many constituencies in England are flipping to majority Remain, would this then solve the problem Labour has with Brexit where it’s membership is largely pro-Remain but a lot of it’s MPs were representing pro-Leave constituencies?

Because I keep hearing that that’s the reason Labour isn’t backing either scrapping Brexit or a final say on the terms of the deal. “Well they just can’t because their constituencies are so strongly pro-Brexit.”

If this change is happening surely that becomes less and less of a problem as time goes on?


During the EU referendum any talk of a ‘no deal’ scenario was virulently denied as even being remotely a possibility by the official Leave campaign and really anyone on the Leave side. Any claim that it could even theoretically happen was decried as slander, propaganda and ‘Project Fear.’

So now that it’s seeming so likely to go that way that there is open talk of the government having to stockpile food and medicine for when the ‘no deal’ scenario hits I have to ask the obvious question…

Is this still exactly what Brexiteers voted for when they ticked that box that offered no specifics on implementation at all? Like, did you all know that the exact opposite of what your official campaign said would happen would actually happen and totally wanted that all along?

Or is it just that this whole experiment of yours has gone utterly pear-shaped but you’re either too dumb, too prideful or too arrogant to admit that you fucked up royal?

So what is the actual argument against a ‘fina…

Because just shouting “democracy” isn’t an argument.

Claiming only one vote is ever allowed on a subject isn’t an argument. We vote on our own government every few years, our own local government every year, and even a referendum on our relationship with the EU was voted on in the 1970s so it’s not even like the 2016 referendum was the first and only vote about that subject.

From what I can tell the only reason people don’t want a finalising vote on the matter is because Brexiteers are afraid they’d lose it.

And when you’re trying to argue for the ‘sanctity of democracy’ by opposing the idea of a democratic vote just because you don’t want to lose it… you need to re-evaluate your understanding of democracy.

A final vote on such a crucial issue is not contempt for democracy, it is a true exercise in democracy.

And for the argument that “well if Remain won you wouldn’t want another vote” the obvious answer is that if Remain had won we wouldn’t be embarking on a massive change in our entire diplomatic and economic relationship with our largest neighbour in a way that’s creating headlines about the government needing to stockpile food and medicine.


You know, when the Referendum was happening or just afterwards while I may not have remotely agreed, I can at least understand why people would want Brexit. Like, I still thought it was stupid but I could get it, you know?

At this point though? Sorry but if you still ardently support Brexit at this point with everything we now know and the growing reality of how badly this shitshow is going and will go… you’re just crazy or wilfully ignorant.

This isn’t helped by the fact that the most engagement with Brexit I tend to see from the hardcore pro-Brexit crowd basically amounts to “stop faffing around and just do it already” (literally a direct quote from my mum right there) which doesn’t exactly make it sound like a lot of them really even know what’s going on right now.

Seems like many of them are still living in the nonsense reality sold to them by Farage where Brexit is just a quick and painless thing we can just instantly do whenever we fancy it with no repercussions.

Britons Who Show ‘Extreme EU Loyalty’ Should B…

Britons Who Show ‘Extreme EU Loyalty’ Should Be Tried For Treason, Demands Tory MEP:

Who the fuck even needs satire any more when you have real politicians being this dumb in public?


Theresa May pitched the snap general election as being necessary for the sake of us being able to successfully negotiate Brexit.

The man she put primarily in charge of negotiating Brexit, the Secretary of Stage for Exiting the European Union David Davis, has just resigned in protest of the government’s Brexit vision and strategy, basically throwing in the towel on being involved in this whole shitshow.

So if the last election was vital for Brexit and now the guy in charge of Brexit isn’t in charge of Brexit any more and the PM herself is fighting a constantly-failing two-front war to keep everyone on her side when nobody wants to be, the question needs to be asked:

When is Theresa May going to resign and trigger another election?

Cause it’s gotta be soon, right? The government’s deadline for Brexit that it’s enforced upon itself is in March of 2019. That may seem a fair ways away but the vote to leave was in June of 2016, over 2 years ago, and look at how far this hasn’t come, bogged down by Tory incompetence as it’s been at every step of the process.

There’s no way Theresa May can pretend everything’s fine for another 9 months, that she’s totally got the support to hang onto her job.

This needs to end in an election and it needs to do it soon. To delay the inevitable only serves to destroy further what tiny shred of credibility she can potentially claim to still possess.