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A difference from the Charge is that Brexit is still supported by about half of British voters, despite the availability of extensive new information. Despite the intrusions by Putin and Trump, and the short-sighted opportunism of party leadership, it is even now still not clear whether Remain would win in a new referendum.
That's still an insane percentage, but virtually all of the support comes from confused pensioners and low information voters who have spent decades being brainwashed by anti-EU lies in the UK's fascist press.
Thus even if there were to be a 2:1 majority for Remain against any other option - which I think is quite possible - this will not necessarily be believed or translated into action in government. The establishment has a very effective dam against popular sentiment between elections and unless this dam bursts nothing will happen. If it does burst the effect could be quite spectacular.
Dam burst of dreams
Index of Frank's Diaries
Here's some interesting poll data:
A further challenge for Jeremy Corbyn is to persuade voters that he could get a better Brexit deal if he were prime minister. This claim is rejected by 68%-11% of voters generally, by 47%-30% of Labour voters, and - perhaps most ominously - by 52-23% of Labour leave voters.
Admittedly, it's extra-Parliamentary. But when it becomes apparent, even to those deep in the brown stuff within the HP Sauce bottle, that Parliament is incapable of settling this issue and a slide over the cliff-edge approaches, what will happen?
I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
The script is tailor made for a "knight in shining armour" moment but the casting Director has blanched at the prospect of casting either Corbyn or BoJo in the role and no one has written the script yet anyway.
But it's amazing how the threat of onrushing reality can focus minds and persuade waverers - and May is still the one in possession of the initiative. If she can't get a majority for her deal, what is her plan B?
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