- Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:07 pm
I think you misunderstand me. It won't matter how objectively total Brexit is. Any failures and hardship will be due to some external factor, be it a lack of will from Britain to get on with it, or some cold, dead hand of Europe still weighing down Britain. Probably with a smattering of "deep state", which is very á la mode this weather (and a great way to "explain" why people who have measurable competence and knowledge disagree with you) or similar such bollocks. It doesn't have to be true or plausible to anyone rational: Nigel isn't playing for you. His audience are the embittered and failed, who need someone to blame.
In the unlikely event that this bullshit isn't working for his bovine constituency, expect him to revert to blaming enemies within, starting with settled EU citizens, then those from further afield, then the lefties. It's a well thumbed playbook. Originally in Spanish, later in Italian and German.
Ní uasal aon uasal ach sinne bheith íseal: Éirímis