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Leaving the EU with no deal now looks like the most likely scenario ... here’s what you can do…

Monday, 30 July 2018 1 Comment by Claire

Prospect magazine has a very comprehensive piece this month on what will happen if we crash out of the EU with do deal - here’s the link…

Meanwhile our unbelievably irresponsible politicians mostly seem not to care one jot that they are about to plunge the country into disaster.  Several - including those who have their eye on the leadership, like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jacob Rees Mogg seem to positively welcome the idea.

I am doing my bit by campaigning with Devon For Europe, which is getting support all over the county for a People’s Vote on a final deal (or not as the case may be). Either way, we must have another vote, especially now it has emerged that the Leave campaigns broke electoral law, plus their links with American Trump associate fascist, Steve Bannon and Arron Banks, who bankrolled the campaigns with money obtained from highly dubious sources, mean that the whole shady business needs a laser light sweeping the entire operation. 

If it brings Gove and Johnson down, I will be delighted. Their naked ambition, selfishness and ruthlessness has plunged this country into chaos, from which it will take many many years to recover.

Sign up to a People’s Vote and Devon for Europe here -


1. At 01:37 pm on 31th Jul Paul F wrote:

Not to mention the foreign (i.e. Russian) meddling, the facebook deliberate mis-information (some Brexiters are calling overspending and mis-information “a triviality that didn’t affect the results” - but I would call it blatant lying and cheating), the use of illegally harvested personal data, the fact that Johnson, Gove, Davis et. al. probably knew about the overspending and lies as they were in daily control of the campaign, the switch from promising a soft Brexit during the referendum campaign to a hard / no-deal even harder Brexit the second they won, the unwillingness to compromise to allow an even half-decent deal, the deliberate sabotage of the negotiations to achieve the no-deal Brexit they really want etc. etc. etc.

And let us not forget the food shortages and medicine shortages that will be inevitable from the disruptions to trade, and the civil unrest and army law that will result from the shortages.

Jacob Rees-Mogg says it will be 50 years until we see any benefit - so perhaps 100 years until we see an overall benefit that balances out the losses. That is a long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long time to wait for our great-great-great-grandchildren to see - with possibly our great-grandchildren only seeing the pain and perhaps never seeing any real benefit.

(Of course that doesn’t mean that Jacob won’t see personal benefits sooner than that - possibly as early as April next year. But Jacob is willing to accept the pain of his personal gain short-term in order to allow us to benefit from the long term gains from Brexit in as few as 3-4 generations time!! How self sacrificing of him.)

This is NOT democracy in any genuine sense - this is a hijacking of democracy by a rich elite for their own benefit regardless of the means or the consequences.

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