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But that is the point: The non-binding referendum only became The Will of The People™ because May offered a vision forward for the Tories after Cameron dropped the ball: Use Brexit to absorb the far-right back into the party and wipe out Labour in a moment of weakness. Everything else followed from there.
So the question of mandates doesn't really arise. The question is what can they get away with?
by generic on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 01:16:00 PM EST
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I think there is also a second side to this: Usually you'd expect the centrist media to switch immediately from this referendum is of the utmost importance, read all about it in these pages, to well it was advisory and doesn't mean much. Sure, the right wing money boys want to see the country burn and loot the corpse, but the ruling class faction broadly collected behind the Blairites want buisness as usual. So why did they sit on their hands here? The main story they were pushing at the time was that Corbyn lost the referendum and had to go. Can't simultaneously argue that it didn't mean anything.
by generic on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 05:50:04 PM EST
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