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That would definitely conform to a pattern, sure. It worked for the Breferendum after all.
What I am envisioning would be more in the line of 'We're really, really so fucked, no-one respects us any more. America has ditched us, the EU forgotten us, our fate seems unassailably grim.
Of course good leadership would be more than ever essential, not just relatively better than the last 30 years or so, but Churchill level.
A situation where the effort to create a bogeyman would be wasted, as it was so obvious to anyone with half a brain that it was the Tories' fault, no ifs or buts or maybes.
It's no secret I have been rooting for Corbyn for years so I won't pretend objectivity, but his dignity under attack has only grown his political maturity and he continues to exhibit a human decency extremely rare in Britpol.
So would he be up to the difficult job of leading the UK through such a fall from grace?
I'd like to think so, there's a gritty calm there that represents the best of British values, and the young people already have sniffed it out.
You can say that I'm a dreamer... :)

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Mar 4th, 2018 at 10:42:08 PM EST
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