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Why does the spirit of Remain survive? Because it is about so much more than Brexit


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Brexit redrew the political map along axes of culture, geography, class, age and educational attainment. City-dwelling professionals who went to university overwhelmingly voted remain; older, manual workers who left school at 16 and live in small towns generally backed leave.

Of the two labels, remain has proved stickier. That is probably because the losing side feels vindicated by the failure of Brexit to deliver any of its advertised benefits, while the winners have nothing to boast about.

The current panic about immigration is a case in point. This was a policy area where the pledge to “take back control” had the most potency and, by ending freedom of movement within the single market, the most efficient means of implementation.

But even that low-hanging fruit of the Brexit tree rotted in the government’s hands as soon as it was plucked. Ministers are already panicking about an influx of foreigners and fretting that it will drive their supporters towards Reform UK, exactly as they were a decade ago, when it was Ukip cannibalising the Tory vote share and a referendum on Europe seemed like the obvious remedy.

Why does the spirit of Remain survive? Because it is about so much more than Brexit | Rafael Behr | The Guardian

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18 minutes ago, pellinore said:

Brexit redrew the political map along axes of culture, geography, class, age and educational attainment. City-dwelling professionals who went to university overwhelmingly voted remain; older, manual workers who left school at 16 and live in small towns generally backed leave.

Of the two labels, remain has proved stickier. That is probably because the losing side feels vindicated by the failure of Brexit to deliver any of its advertised benefits, while the winners have nothing to boast about.

The current panic about immigration is a case in point. This was a policy area where the pledge to “take back control” had the most potency and, by ending freedom of movement within the single market, the most efficient means of implementation.

But even that low-hanging fruit of the Brexit tree rotted in the government’s hands as soon as it was plucked. Ministers are already panicking about an influx of foreigners and fretting that it will drive their supporters towards Reform UK, exactly as they were a decade ago, when it was Ukip cannibalising the Tory vote share and a referendum on Europe seemed like the obvious remedy.

Why does the spirit of Remain survive? Because it is about so much more than Brexit | Rafael Behr | The Guardian

Brexit hasn't even been given the chance to fail. 🤦

It's not even been 3 years since we left the transition period, during the toughest global economic climate in 100yrs, so there is no way you can extrapolate any long-term meaningful data on how well (or not) Brexit is going in that short a timespan, but according to you Remoaners.... Brexit has failed.

That obviously must be why the EU's strongest economy and main paymaster (Germany), as well as the Netherlands and the rest of the eurozone, all recently went into recession then eh, whilst annoyingly for you Remoaners, the non-EU UK didn't? 🤦👇👇👇👇

https://www.marketplace.org/2023/10/26/germany-economy-recession-sick-man-of-europe/

 

Meanwhile, according to a recent report published in the publication 'The Manufacturer', the UK's manufacturing sector has climbed from ninth place to eighth place on the entire planet, overtaking EU vassal France in the process.... but according to you Remoaners.... Brexit has failed. 🤦👇👇👇👇

https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/uk-manufacturing-sector-climbs-to-eighth-in-world-rankings-make-uk-analysis/

 

If Brexit has failed, what does that make your beloved EU then, because by your logic the EU must be an absolute basketcase. 😂😂😂


Dear oh dear, the way Remoaners are blubbering on, anyone would think that you don't actually want to see a post-Brexit UK (your own country) doing well outside of the EU. 🤔

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