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Remainers had no unrealistic expectations at all. We always expected Brexit to be a complete shit show, and so it has proved. The problem with the NI border was flagged as a showstopper before the dust had even settled on the vote. No one on the Remain side had any illusions that the EU needed the UK more than vice versa. That was always and exclusively a stock Brexiter trope.

The only unrealistic expectations we had were of the intelligence and integrity of the Brexiters. They started low, kept digging, and still haven't hit bottom.

The worst thing about Brexit is the way that a gaggle of chinless entitled idiots and semi-literate buffoons have captured the media narrative. In reality support for the EU is higher than ever in the UK, but you won't hear about that from any mainstream media outlet or any mainstream politician.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 18th, 2020 at 02:54:14 PM EST
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The 'semi-literate buffoons' didn't have to capture the media as the media was there from the start and, in fact, captured a majority of  the electorate on the behalf of the buffoons. It used to be 'no bishop, no state'. Now it is 'no media, no government'.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 18th, 2020 at 08:49:51 PM EST
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