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Remain-watch (first of an occasional series)

It occurred to me last week that, unpalatable as any mention of politics may seem during the current heatwave, some Rusters might benefit from occasionally being kept abreast of some of the more absurd Bremoaner tosh on offer in the British media.

Apart from providing a degree of amusement, I figured it might also bring a subtle touch of BBC-like pretend-impartiality amidst all the one-eyed “They lied to us and duped the nation” drivel that our privileged Primrose Hill lefty champagne-socialists and Establishment classes generally love to sneer in the direction of anyone who voted Leave.

Nobody will half a set of brain cells will fail to recall that just before the 2016 ‘In/Out’ EU Referendum, the Government spent £9.3 million of public money sending a pamphlet to every household in the UK spelling out exactly what a vote to Leave would mean, viz.

Years of uncertainty and potential economic disruption.

Reduced investment in the UK and a loss of jobs.

Leaving the Single Market.

Leaving the Customs Union.

On the relevant Government website, the summary/conclusion and recommendation of the Government was made crystal clear (and I quote):

“The referendum on Thursday, 23 June is your chance to decide if we should remain in or leave the European Union.

The government believes it is in the best interests of the UK to remain in the EU.

This is the way to protect jobs, provide security, and strengthen the UK’s economy for every family in this country – a clear path into the future, in contrast to the uncertainty of leaving.

This is your decision. The government will implement what you decide.”

And of course the UK electorate duly voted to leave.


Here’s my pick of this week’s Bremoaner balderdash – as previously indicated, the judging panel has decided to ignore candidate pieces from the website of The Independent ever since it took permanent ownership of the title ‘bloody awful newspaper’ away from the Daily Express – Hadley Freeman holding forth from her ivory tower with a suitably-unhinged opinion piece to be found upon the website of – THE GUARDIAN

About Simon Campion-Brown

A former lecturer in politics at Keele University, Simon now lives in Oxfordshire. Married with two children, in 2007 he decided to monitor the Westminster village via newspaper and television and has never looked back. More Posts