This isn't a blog-post, per se. I merely want to gather together several answers that I've had to give over and over again in discussions elsewhere during the last few months, so I can just provide a link instead of retyping the damn things, as I say, over and over again.
So, okay, here goes…
No, the court decision was not an attempt to subvert democracy, or to block brexit. The court merely pointed out that article fifty cannot be invoked unless it be by a decision of Parliament. Not the Prime Minister, not the governing party. Parliament. You know, the body you allegedly voted to return power to, thus wresting it from the grasping hands of the Evil EU™. If anyone is currently holding up the process, it is May's government, who are refusing to obey the law of the land in this matter, by not allowing Parliament to act. (This is not new behaviour for May, she having, as Home Secretary, been found to be in contempt of court for refusing to release a time-served prisoner after being expressly instructed by the court to do so.) Talking of which…
You are currently being governed by a party who refuse to abide by the democratic process, and who are seeking to overthrow the sovereignty of Parliament. This state of affairs has a name. Tyranny.
If "race traitor" means someone who thinks people of other ethnicities than their own deserve equal treatment with them, then I'm proud to be one. And frankly, the fact that you see it as a war is deeply disturbing.
No, the referendum was not an instruction. It was plainly and clearly described as being advisory in nature. Personally, I think it should have taken a super-majority to make a Leave result count even as advice, but that's water under the bridge. As of this moment, I do not personally favour a campaign to avoid brexit. I reserve the right to change this opinion if and when the government actually lives up to its democratic duty and says something concrete about the terms it is considering accepting, thereby giving me the chance to judge their worth.
No, the will "expressed by the people" was not that we should leave the Single Market. The Market was not mentioned on the ballot slip. The only question asked was "Should the UK leave the European Union?" I don't care what you, personally, read into that, or that you claim to know what all the other Leave voters read into it. You, I, and everyone else who voted, were asked one, very specific, question. Anything else you read into it was nothing but supposition on your part, and unfounded insinuation on the part of the lying press barons and dirty politicians who led us into this mess.
Yes, brexit means brexit. And dog means dog, but you'd probably want to consider such questions as "Rottweiler or toy poodle?" before buying one sight-unseen, yes?
Please explain to me how I can be a working-class socialist, currently unemployed man, who lives nowhere near London, and at the same time be a member of the champagne-quaffing, liberal, luvvie, metropolitan élite which all Remain voters are allegedly members of. Really, I desperately need an answer to this apparent paradox.
No, we really have not had a left-wing government in this country since 1979. Just because the word "labour" is present in the name "New Labour," does not mean that the monstrosity foisted upon us by the class traitors Tony Blair and Gordon Brown ever actually represented the working classes, or followed any truly left-wing ideals.
And finally, no, my ability to string a properly-formed sentence together—and one which contains "posh" words no less—does not make a lie of my claim to be of the working class. Y'see, back when I was young, we had this thing called the National Curriculum. Well, we still do, but when I was a kid, it still applied to the vast majority of schools. And it stipulated that all pupils should reach adulthood with a good grounding in, amongst other things, the use of the English language. Furthermore, if you actually look into the history of the working classes in the twentieth century, you'll find that a large amount of pride was taken, in unionist, socialist and communist circles, in self-improvement and the negation of the snobbish idea that people born into the working class are inherently stupid, uneducable, and cultureless. So stick your reverse-snobbery in your smoke, old chap, and pipe it.
That's the lot for now. I may add more to the list as the argument rolls interminably along.
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