At last, some literate passion in favour of Remain (plus a lesson in visual narrative from Leave)

Just because I think this emotive cry to the gods for Remain from a passionate young rightist Tory needs preserving for posterity…

(By the way, he’s not saying Brexit will destroy, just the mentality he sees driving it).

Meanwhile, the small ships of ‘little England’ are attacking Westminster…

  • Nevin
  • Zorin001

    Can it just be next Friday already? Lets just get this over and done with one way or another.

    I would describe myself as a politics junkie but i’m completely fed up. This has had to be one of the most depressingly awful campaigns I can remember; and I blame both camps for that. Both have indulged in scare-mongering, hysteria and outright deceit, lets just have the countries decision and deal with the consequences.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    I entirely agree Zorin001, the disrespect shown to our collective intelligence by the various strands of “Project Fear” political narratives have been appalling.

  • the rich get richer

    Lets fook off for a trial separation.

    If they really love us they will have us back and if we find out that we really love (really) them………….making up is such fun ….we have been taking one another for granted for so long…its not as if anyone is threatening war……err, Camo was getting his Ammo ready there for a while…… for it folks .

  • Big Yellow Crane

    Will they still want us back if they find out we’ve been stalking Canada and Australia while we were “on a break”.

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    A pretty good summary of the (possibly self destructive) power of disgruntlement. There is an element in Brexiteerland of a myopic biting off one’s nose to spite the Eurocrats: a hunger to exercise a one off agency to prove that John Bull/Falstaff lives again even if in a flash. If the overblown myth of a return to self determination is believed to be achievable through Brexit then globalisation, and its elites are not really understood by the ‘little englander nativists’ that now appear like a revivalist English yeomanry of yore. “Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'” later to find work as a potato picker in Lincolnshire (if that’s infra dig learn Mandarin and become a programme developer in China’s Silicon Valley).
    Both sides of course are showing an alarming absence of reliability: – Remain = apathy and misinformation; Leave = passion and misinformation, leaving us to decide on sentiment, instinctive trust/mistrust or fear but never facts (those ever elusive matters). Nonetheless, British anti EU globalists (a non EU elite if ever there was one) are showing a very traditional form of Anglo Saxon leadership that got significant portions of the world’s map coloured pink and ensured it stayed that colour until the natives fancied a little of what is being campaigned for now in Old Blighty. Unfortunately, using armies to establish new markets, new sources of supply and new sites of manufacture are gone oh, except in Iraq but hey, the sun is tired of stubbornly hovering on the horizon on that particular land grab.

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    Even a monolith like the EU recognises globalisation as a greater force than itself. As such the ever expanding bed admits new partners on protracted pre-nup agreements that don’t extend to full wedding vows. The question I’ve never understood is once you leave the multi-occupancy what are the conditions for re-admission (endless treaty signing aside)? Can we do a Liz Taylor/Richard Burton?

  • chrisjones2

    The Remainers portray Mother Europe as some benign matron clutching her children to her ample busom, calming and nurturing them

    The reality is that she is a raddled old financial crack whore with a deeply dysfunctional squabbling family who alternately hate and fear each other

  • Nevin
  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    There are a few remainers who see her as you describe in your 2nd paragraph. The same description could also describe the Mother of Parliaments but at least that mummy’s not foreign and understands the rules of cricket.

  • Brendan Heading

    The above message was brought to you by the constructive positive brexit campaign

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  • chrisjones2

    ..and shes our financial crack whore

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    … controlled by the pimps of global business, financial markets and eminences grises of shadowy corridors. Be careful when you suckle. You might ingest something nasty.

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    That was hilarious. C4 News didn’t do it justice.

  • Chingford Man

    Shame he’s right then, eh.

  • Chingford Man

    Is this satire?

  • Chingford Man

    You, Mick, should know that many of the fishermen came from all over the UK and cannot credibly be described as “Little Englanders”.

  • Chingford Man

    Yeah, ordinary working people losing their livelihoods thanks to the EU is so terribly funny.

    Still, that scruffy old tramp doing the V-sign at them is worth a lot of Leave votes.

  • Bob Fleming
  • notimetoshine

    I think k he has a point, when he talks about those not understanding what a zero sum game means. The Brexit camp has been heavy on populist dogma, light on facts and analysis.

    I personally was quite ambivalent about the EU coming up to this referendum, until I had the misfortune to watch the leave camp political broadcast after the six news on Monday. Absolutely laughable, kept harping on about this 350 million a week we give to Europe every week saying how it would pay for a new hospital a week and insinuating that the NHS would be 350 million better off each week. Absolute nonsense of course because that money would have to be divvied up to farms, universities etc. But it was shocking that something so closely resembling an American PAC advert would be shown on british TV. The comparison of NHS waiting rooms in and out of the EU was particularly appalling, no facts just pure visual rhetoric, appealing to the lowest, most ill informed common denominator.

    Shame on the electorate for being taken in by stunts like that ridiculous flotilla and for the leave campaign for treating the British electorate with such distain.

  • mac tire

    Replace God with Money, Heaven with Westminster, the Bible with The Wealth of Nations and Israel/Palestine/Holy Land (delete as appropriate) with the Shires and you’ll zone into Chris’ erogenous zones, especially the money part – they are all easily bought.

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    Try clicking on the link, leave out the kettle logic & furtive fallacies and stop being a drama queen!

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    Are you?

  • Chingford Man

    Deacon is about as funny as a cancer diagnosis. Still, as long as it made you laugh…