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To some extent, whatever the feverish atmosphere in Westminster, the politicians have become trapped by the mood of the electorate.

The public have been infected with a virulent hatred of the EU over 30 years of vitriol from the tabloids, it is almost impossible to have a rational discussion about the EU because to do so we'd first have to scrape away 30 years of deliberately mis-informed prejudice, much of which began with Boris Johnston's 3 years of propaganda in Brussels.

The publi don't hate the EU, they don't know anything about it. But they hate a cartoon version of the EU that has accumulated over the years.

And politicians are terrified of this electorate. A majority know that voting for brexit will destroy the economy, but they also know they'll be voted out of office if they do so.

That's why Corbyn cannot really oppose May over this. He can't stop it and knows that Labour will suffer at the polls if it tries.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 25th, 2017 at 08:55:17 PM EST

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