- Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:12 am
Harsh, and wrong.
People who voted to leave were told that it would be a simple matter and that nothing major would change. All upsides etc.
That leave vote was translated into a mandate for the hardest possible option, egged on by media and political figures full of hubris and affected by the poisonous creed that sees any form of compromise, compassion or consideration as weakness. Any signs of deviation were seen as proof that the person was a secret remoaner traitor, even though their cross on the referendum ballot was indistinguishable from any other leave vote.
Anyone questioning any aspect of the process was ignored. The narrative was rewritten over and over to suggest that whatever the latest clusterfuck was, it was all part of the plan. Because admission of defeat, error, or failure is the greatest sin. Because you have to be seen to be *winning* at all times.
Everything gambled away for a suitcase of memories. A fishing industry for a picture of a fishing boat. Because nothing is worth the pride of a few.
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."