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I didn't say it made sense - because I don't think it does, particularly. It's narrative logic, not rational logic.

Because Brown has never been an aggressive Euro-skeptic, he's seen as someone who plays for the away team, and not a staunch patriot - unlike the UKIP and the Tories.

And since 'everyone knows' Brussels is corrupt, it makes perfect sense - in narrative logic - that he's semi-European, not One of Us, and likely to be stealing money from UK taxpayers.

It's easy to underestimate the not so latent xenophobia and the fundamental irrationality of the middle-englanders.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 04:07:31 AM EST
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