I mean at least now the weird fawning over Rory Stewart can end. It was more than a bit creepy and utterly stupid to begin with anyway.
Yes when asked during this leadership campaign he managed to sound moderately more sensible about Brexit than the rest of this gaggle of loathsome fucking monsters but that’s a ludicrously low bar to clear to the point where I’d wager almost everyone could do it without much effort at all.
Outside of that he’s still a generic Tory with all the bullshit that goes with that, and given recent polling showed that Tory voters are apparently more than willing to risk breaking up the UK and destroying the Tory party itself just to get their Brexit, nobody should be surprised that a Tory who’s capable of paying vague lip service to not setting everything on fire upon the satanic altar of Brexit ended up not making it to the finale of the Tory leadership contest.
We all knew we were going to get an absolute fucking cunt as our next Prime Minister, this changes nothing.
We’re all still fucked. Rory Stewart wasn’t a beacon of hope, he just seemed that way when stood directly next to slimeballs like Hunt and Gove or the dribbling ignoramus that is Boris Johnson.
Abandon all hope, it’s easier to accept the inevitable that way.
I’ve been thinking today…. if by some bizarre miracle this country does get a 2nd referendum, the People’s Vote as it were, I really think that there should be only two options on it:
- Leave on the terms negotiated by the government
- Remain a member of the EU
Because not only will having three options, or more, on that potential ballot muddy the waters and lead to inevitable even more crying about “the will of the people” from whichever sides lose (you thought 52% was a narrow margin to decide our future on, wait till you get a 33%/33%/34% split).
But also because no goddamn government anywhere under any circumstances should ever be willing to even countenance the idea of the worst case no deal scenario, let alone offer it as a voluntary fucking option.
This “no deal is better than a bad deal” crap that that stupid woman Theresa May is spouting is idiotic and if she were a remotely responsible Prime Minister she would have ruled out ever letting a ‘no deal’ scenario happen in the first place.
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.
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 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 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?
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.