Friday, June 24, 2016

Brexit: "The demos strikes back"!

Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class

A message from Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked:

After the vote, the fury of the elites. Within minutes of it being clear that a majority of Brits had voted for Brexit, observers and politicians were denouncing the public, wondering about their IQ, musing out loud if they had any inkling of what a grave decision they had made. ‘People voted emotionally rather than considering the facts’, said Labour MP Keith Vaz. Green politicians talked about voters being consumed by a culture of fear. 

Journalists were swift to denounce the old, who voted in large numbers for Brexit, and to accuse them of wrecking the futures of the young. It has been an ugly spectacle, all this sneering at the 17.5 million people who said No to the EU, this treatment of them as an ill-informed, scared and prejudicial blob. But, ironically, it has also shown why many people chose to vote in the way they did: as a screw you to a political class that now treats them with contempt. The demos strikes back. Politics just got interesting.

Now What?

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