The European parliament elections loom. Because of the UK’s inability to do Brexit, the country will likely need to stand in them. Brexiteers have largely lined up behind the Brexit Party. But what of the Remainers – the ones who’ve spent three years dominating the discourse on Twitter?
Last one remaining
The Brexit movement went largely dormant after it won the election. This gave its opponents time to:
- Discuss the issues which led to Brexit – issues like rampant inequality, etc.
- Create an overarching campaign that sought to fix all of Britain’s wrongs – not just ensure the middle classes could go on their skiing holidays with minimal interference – not just shout “BREXIT WILL MAKE EVERYTHING WORSE” whenever someone complained they’re being austerity’d to death right now.
- Actually discuss the issues which led to Brexit!
- Ask war criminals like Tony Blair to kindly fuck off because they make Remain look like twats by association.
- ACTUALLY DISCUSS THE ISSUES WHICH LED TO BREXIT!
The fact that Remain became spearheaded by the sorts of politicians who lost the 2010 and 2015 elections has led to this picture:
European Parliament voting intention:
LAB: 33% (+8)
CON: 18% (-6)
BREX: 17% (+17)
CHUK: 9% (+9)
LDEM: 9% (+2)
UKIP: 5% (-22)
GRN: 5% (-2)
via @ComRes, 16 Apr
Chgs. w/ 2014 result
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) April 18, 2019
Unfortunately, for the many people who just don’t want a Tory Brexit, the Remain movement has become saturated with careerists, ‘I’m-alright-Jacktivists’, and Mike Gapes. This isn’t panning out. And that really shouldn’t be surprising.
Still, at least Chuka Umunna is enjoying the attention.
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