mattomac wrote: ↑Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:48 am
The fact is he didn’t have any conviction anyhow, he didn’t show for either side, he was more interested in his marrows.
I think it may be slightly different. He approached it clearly not wanting to be in the EU but also very much wanting to leave on terms he set rather than the Tories. So despite his great claims to want more democracy in the party etc. he chuntered on, ignored what the vast majority in his party wanted and told him they wanted time and again, damned the EU with faint praise ("7/10") and minimal effort in the referendum, utterly refused to work with europhile Tories in any way because of his suffocating lefty dogma, and then assumed he could win the arguments after the event because...reasons.
As his absurd "the real fight starts now" tweet showed, *that's* what he cared about. Not staying in or reforming the EU, but the chance to bring about his lexit socialist dreamland which he sold to absolutely no one because he didn't have any plan or outline to sell outside of "EU capitalist so bad, Tories capitalist so bad, so my way better because my mum was at Cable Street".
He had conviction, but as ever it was conviction that he was right. Massive, groundless hubris bolted to non-stop amateur-hour incompetence, resulting in a flaming train wreck from start to finish.