Don’t Let The Fat Lady Sing
Looks to me like above anything else, Theresa May is concerned about her legacy. A no-deal would be the worst deal for her legacy. Clearly she’s bluffing. Her deal needs voting down. She’ll go to a referendum before she’ll let it go to no deal.
Jeremy Corbyn won’t have the support to become PM with his stance.
No-deal Tories will be voted out in a general election.
I haven’t seen any media focus on Theresa May’s primary concern – her legacy, and a strong associated argument that this is a bluff. Journalists…?
Any no-deal Brexiters switching to support Theresa May – there’s a clear indication they recognise it’s a bluff.
If Remainers vote for her too, and if Britain exits, Remainers, you have yourself to blame for allowing stupidity to win.
Brexiters have The Sun and some of the more vocal of football supporters on their side. These people are good at slogans and chanting.
Remain needs more Action.
Remain needs better Slogans.
‘People’s Vote’ and ‘Final Say’ are clearly some sort of call to action.
I’d also like to suggest ‘Theresa May Not’ – here’s the t-shirt.
There’s been a run of articles recently that have the underlying tone of ‘they screwed us over’.
This is defeatist. Like the fat lady has sung. It will galvanise nobody into action.
The fat lady has not sung.
Media, stop moaning.
Instead, show people the possibilities.
I haven’t seen much on the obvious point that a second referendum is democratic. Instead the stupid argument that a second referendum is undemocratic seems to get more air. It wasn’t a game of football, that one side won.
Take a broader perspective on what democracy is. Once upon a time, when we were travelling around on horse and cart, representative democracy made sense. But now we could participate an on ongoing basis – with debates in towns and cities, and using our phones.
Unstick the idea that democracy is equivalent to one vote once every blue moon.
One simple majority on one date with far from perfect knowledge, and zero knowledge of the actual deal ticked a box. If people don’t want it now, it’s not democratic to do it now.
One risk: MPs taking Theresa’s bluff seriously.
A second danger: ‘Bored of Brexit’.
Be bored and screw yourself over, and the next couple of generations.
Or Do Something Now.
Remainers, it’s time to raise your voice.
Media, here’s a possibility to show people: a People’s Debate. Google Yanis Varoufakis for his article about that. It doesn’t have to be Stay and that’s it.
But first let’s stop the fat lady from singing on the 29th of March.
Media, how about showing people how Mass Demonstrations can make a difference at this time?
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