Dear Brexiteer. What we need you to do now.

I’m too desolated by the referendum result – and too busy – to comment for now, but here’s a post that encapsulates a lot of what I feel.

I continue to hope that we will remain in the EU. There may be another referendum next year. I think that’s always been Boris’ plan.

But in the meantime, Cameron has resigned and we’ll get a new right-wing government with new policies without a General Election having taken place. It’s a coup.

Those of you who voted BrExit because of the alleged democratic failings of the EU should ponder on that.


So well done, first of all. You listened to the arguments, the same ones I listened to. You heard all the same information I did, you listened to the same debates that I did, but you voted to leave. And you won. I take that – it was a democratic process and sometimes in the democratic process you lose, as I have done.

The referendum has activated the political energies of people who haven’t been interested in politics for some time, so we are told, and many of them are like you, who voted to leave. So here’s the plea of the losing side to you now.

Firstly, don’t stop – don’t stop with your political passion and activism, because we need you now. We need you to be active, we need you to keep talking to the people who you trusted with this vote, and we need you to…

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One Response to “Dear Brexiteer. What we need you to do now.”

  1. “There may be another referendum next year. I think that’s always been Boris’ plan.”

    If he is planning on the EU making even more concessions to the UK in return for the hope that a second referendum might have another result, his plan will probably backfire.

    Assuming Brexit goes through, there will probably be another referendum on Scottish independence, with the goal of Scotland joining the EU. Maybe those wishing for this result should use “better together” as their slogan? 😐

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