posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:20 AM
a reply to: Vroomfondel
Speaking as a Remainer (I regard Brexit as insanity that could lead to economic disaster, because we need access to the single market and our business
community is not at all pro-Brexit) I regard May with utter contempt.
Let's start off by pointing out that I also hold David Cameron in utter contempt, as he was responsible for the referendum in the first place. He
thought that he could win it, because he'd won the previous campaigns that he'd been involved in. He won the electoral reform referendum (by stabbing
his coalition partners in the back), won the Scottish independence referendum (by running on Project Fear) and then became the first Tory leader in
almost 25 years to lead his party to a majority in the House of Commons (by repeating Project fear and then dialling it up to Project Super-Fear).
The problem is that he tried to win the referendum using his usual tactics of Project Fear and was then surprised when people worked out how to
counter it. And because half of the Leaver politicians were members of his own party he held back on telling the electorate that they were idiots
peddling delusions. He lost and promptly fell on his sword.
When May came in she was regarded as a safe pair of hands. She soon showed that she was nothing of the sort by displaying utter incompetance in her
negotiating style, which is to say that she showed that she can't negotiate. She has no idea about give and take, she just states her position,
expects you to agree/concede that she's right - and was then confused when people said 'No, you're wrong'. She'd then state her position yet again,
get swatted again, fail to learn from this and then repeat the process.
She was a disaster.
We now have three options remaining. Either we crash out without a deal, which would be a disaster, or we have a second vote, or we remain in because
there's no votes in the Commons to get us out.
One last thing. The vote was three years ago. The electorate has changed since then, as people have died and others have reached the age of 18. The
next vote might be different.