Has Brexit triggered an anti-democractic "Color Revolution"?

by Kit

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It’s important to remember, it was never supposed to get his far.
The Prime Minister didn’t want it. The Chancellor didn’t want it. The Queen didn’t want it. The opposition didn’t want it. The President of the United States didn’t want it. JP Morgan didn’t want it. Goldman-Sachs didn’t want it. Parliament didn’t want it.
None of the heads of state of Europe wanted it. None of the banks wanted it. None of the corporate oligarchs wanted it. None of the corporations wanted it. The IMF didn’t want it. NATO didn’t want it.
JK Rowling didn’t want it. David Beckham didn’t want it. Bob Geldof didn’t want it. Eddie Izzard didn’t want it. Lily Allen didn’t want it. George Soros didn’t want it.
…and yet it happened.
Experts with scary numbers were on the BBC. Smiling pro-EU columnists snidely mocked from almost every paper. Trendy celebrities tweeted their complex political views in 140 characters or less. There were a lot hashtags. A lot of memes. Leavers were mocked and patronised. Guilted by association with a handful of clownish politicans we’re all supposed to laugh at, and the right-wing gutter press we’re all supposed to despise. All the heels wanted out, all the faces wanted in.
Marches were ignored, speeches unreported, politicians mis-quoted. Facts made up. An MP was martyred, and a movement blamed for her murder. There was a lot of name-calling, and more fear-mongering. That’s usually all it takes, to stop a movement.
…and yet it happened.
The chaos that followed – that still persists – is all the evidence you need to show just how shaken up the political establishment has become. The portraits are askew along the corridors of power. For once the term “political fallout” does not feel a dramatic metaphor. No institutional plan still stands, there is only a wasteland; pockmarked, cratered and scorched. The survivors shamble about, unsure what to say or do. Deformed. Cancerous.
A gang of ravenous Tory cockroaches tussle over the scorched bones of their leader. Sliming and biting their way to a seat of power they will hold for less than 6 months…probably. It would be amusing to watch, if it weren’t so nauseating.
A deep-rooted pocket of Blairites, a hold-out from a war long-since lost, have launched an assault on the only man left standing in the maelstrom, hoping to drag him down and take his place before he can implement the democratically ascertained will of the people.
It was never supposed to go this far. And now it must be stopped.
Let us imagine, for a short while, that this isn’t Britain. That the vote, rather than being on EU membership, was instead about leaving the OAS or joining NATO. That Jeremy Corbyn is a Bolivarian socialist or David Cameron a post-Soviet oligarch. Let’s imagine that none of this happened in a “Western democracy”, but a struggling banana republic, or a mewling new-born Balkan state. Imagine this is not here, but over there. Not us, but them.
Let us pretend this is one of those countries where these things happen.
The country’s fate was, ever so briefly, put in the hands of the people. They were being tasked with voting on an issue that could destroy trade agreements set to make many multi-national companies billions of dollars, an issue that poses a direct threat to America’s financial and Imperial interests, an issue that is an existential threat to NATO itself.
You can’t leave that to chance.
The people must be controlled. They are pressured and coerced by the media, scared by their leaders and gently instructed by the Empire.
…but they don’t listen. They vote the wrong way, and in such numbers that the usual checks and balances, all the little tweaks in the process, and lost ballots and “accidents” STILL don’t swing the vote.
Now ’tis all in pieces, all coherence gone. You have to move. You have to put his right.
The Prime Minister has resigned, and his (hopefully temporary) replacement is being chosen from a small group of millionaires by a slightly larger group of millionaires. The popular socialist opposition has come under constant attack from ambitious Neo-Liberals in his own party and the vast majority of the press, all funded and connected by a PR firm with strong connections to an ex-PM and war criminal. All evidence points to this being a planned coup.
All the while, lawyers and politicians are arguing over the legality of the referendum, the demographics of the vote, the nature of a “parliamentary democracy”. Thousands of people march through the capital, a supposed grassroots movement, supplied with loudspeakers and stages and a big screen from…somewhere.
The Leavers are denounced as racists, xenophobes and nationalists; or patronised as idiots who “didn’t understand their own interests”. A hashtag appears, and starts trending, suggesting those who voted out have all changed their minds. A huge multi-national law-firm comes forward, on behalf of “clients who wish to remain anonymous”, to challenge the legality of any parliamentary action on the back of this referendum. The President of the United States “calls for calm”, and his Secretary of State declares that the vote can be “overturned”.
Columnists from all over the press, all owned by a handful of millionaires (all of whom wanted the opposite result), start questioning the nature of a referendum. Is a binary vote truly democratic? Is there a danger of a tyranny by the majority? Doesn’t parliament have a duty to protect a country from its own people? Should we bow to mob rule?
We know this process, we’ve seen this happen. It has been Orange, Green and Rose. It has sprouted Jasmine, Lotus and Cedar. They are stage-managed revolutions, psychological, emotional and media-driven movements that seek to undermine the democratic process of Sovereign states via Astroturf movements and “student” protests. A low-cost high yield crop always repays its subsidies, and where you always, always reap what you sow.
I’m not suggesting that London will become Kiev, or that military police will march down Oxford Street to quell the rebellion. I highly doubt it will come to that, too many rich people own too many nice cars in this part of the world. Too many townhouses would find that street battles spoil their views.
Don’t shit where you eat, as the saying goes.
But make no mistake, since the Brexit result was announced, British democracy has been under a sustained, all-out attack. The narrative has been set. That Brexit is already a catastrophe, just ten days in, is now beyond question. The discussion is not “What we do now?”, but rather who is to BLAME for Brexit? The answer is apparently Jeremy Corbyn.
For the as-yet-colourless British revolution to succeed, Corbyn must be removed. The shrieking media banshees are out in force. The tabloid hitmen are aligning their rifle-sights. The machine has clicked into motion, and its churning gears cannot stop until ABC (anyone but Corbyn) is leader of the LAbour Party. Nothing makes this more apparent than the Parliamentary Labour Party, and their failed and desperate coup, where 172 MPs demanded that Corbyn stand down in favor of [To Be Determined].
Hilary Benn has gone into hiding, everyone has forgotten what Liz Kendall looks like, Yvette Cooper is crying in the bathroom because twitter was mean to her, Chuka Umunna is busy editing his Wikipedia page and nobody copied Andy Burnham into the memos…so he accidentally chose the wrong side. Options are thin on the ground.
Polly Toynbee, writing in the Guardian, puts forward Angela Eagle as leader (presumably she finds her “charismatic”, although God knows why). She praises Eagle’s “rhino hide”, and derides Corbyn’s character by suggesting he is being controlled by a “consiglieri”[sic] who have “screwed his courage to the sticking point[sic]”. Not once in her column does Toynbee mention Eagle’s vote FOR the Iraq war, or that she was one of the 180+ MPs who shamefully abstained from the welfare bill vote under Harriet Harmon’s brief, craven leadership.
Elsewhere, and on laughably flimsy evidence, Corbyn has been accused of anti-Semitism, attacking a reporter and hiding from Tom Watson. He is a weak but decent man, but at once also ambitious and conceited. He is all faults to all men.
Will Hutton has joined his voice to the chorus, his bilious out-pouring all but calling for Corbyn to be violently overthrown. One thing is sure – the Corbyn Phenomenon must never happen again. A new-New Labour is needed:

A well-led Labour party with a crafted cluster of policies to secure a better capitalism…Its constitution would put the election of its leader in the hands of the parliamentary party.

The workers’ party must be reformed as a capitalist party, and it must remove the choice of leaders from the unreliable hands of its members. He concludes:

The Labour party must be reclaimed – for the sake of British values, for British democracy and for the very future of our country. Nothing less will do.

He doesn’t say who the party is being reclaimed by, or from whom it is being reclaimed. He simply, and in purely Orwellian language, demands that the minority over-rules the majority for the sake of “democracy”.
A last-second plan has been hastily assembled from the broken pieces of the status quo. A three-step plan that involves a discredited referendum being ignored, and a newly castrated opposition being re-staffed with millennial Blairites. These steps are secondary of course: First, Corbyn must go. They don’t know which colour our revolution will be, as yet. But they will make damn sure it isn’t red.


Ammended: July 4th 2016, 21:05

Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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Schlüter
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Maybe that behind the story there´s also a war between Wallstreet and the City of London (as legitimate as the vote was):
„UK, USA, EU, Seen in Context: Collection of my Brexit Articles“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/uk-usa-eu-seen-in-a-context-collection-of-my-brexit-articles/
Andreas Schlüter
Sociologist
Berlin, Germany

Arby
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Sadly Joe Oliver didn’t want Brexit. I was so disappointed by his show on Brexit. He yammered on about the British economy. We are not the economy Joe. I wasn’t the only who found his yuk yuk take on Brexit to be disappointing. See Rick Salutin’s article titled “Canada needs to find a left-wing alternative to right-wing populism” – http://bit.ly/29sOZEq

binra
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What anyone wants is essentially defined by what they define the situation to be relative to themselves – or more accurately how they define themselves in relation to whatever’s going on. Because the core motivation of survival and thrival is to move away from the threat/pain or the toxic and towards the security/pleasure or nutrient. BUT we all define or identify our selves differently and in different moments differently. Nearly all of our self-definitions is below our radar – that is – it is acquired conditioning of strategies of survival. Enter those who are aware of this and use that… Read more »

NeverReady
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NeverReady

I thought the Queen did want it, but just wasn’t supposed to…?

Lupulco
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Lupulco

Interesting article plus the comments are good too Just a thought, If the Elites of both UK parties, not to mention the US parties had not been in a position to take us to war [on a lie] we would have had; No toppling of Iraq and Libya, despots the leaders may have been, but they were Iraqi and Libyan despots. No real intervention in Syria would have happened, the vote of British elitist MP’s was a close run thing and the decision of! No shock and awe in Syria was not taken, the Brits was said to be letting… Read more »

binra
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There are ‘puppet masters’ behind the theatre of politics. While regarding the puppets as actually having the power to rule – the show or diversionary device goes on. What do you think Chilcot redacted? The fingerprints of the who and why. Power cartels don’t seek money or oil – they seek control over the ongoing supply and demand of money, oil or any other actual or induced dependence. And within that they seek mindshare – which is to effectively frame and set the narrative – and back it with subverting the law – in terms that lock out threat or… Read more »

Billed
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Billed

Depends on who counted the votes on what the betting outcome will be. Even those that believe in Democracy will of been surprised by this Vote especially since the employment of This Prime Minister is still up for grabs. Seems that 5th Cousin of the Qveen does not count for that much unless has all been part of the plan?

NeverReady
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NeverReady

..will have been surprised… NOT …will of been surprised…

todawgs
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Unless citizens are overthrowing this Government by Violent, Guerilla Warfare, nothing positive is taking place!

binra
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It is more widely known now that corrupt state authorities sends covert incitement to violence and destruction into the ranks of any movement of opposition or solidarity that grows enough to come onto their radar. So they have their broad spectrum dominance – not unlike Herod in the symbol of the Nativity -only that was terror was openly wielded without justification or apology. In our times it is secretly wielded beneath pretence of justification and apology. Regardless any crap that accrued or was put into it – the basic story is one of growing beneath the radar until the readiness… Read more »

Schlüter
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Two additions to my Brexit articles:
„Addition to my Brexit Articles: Mission Accomplished?“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/addition-to-my-brexit-articles-mission-accomplished/
&
„USA, UK, EU, Further Addition to my Brexit Articles: CIA and IRA“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/usa-uk-eu-further-addition-to-my-brexit-articles-cia-and-ira/
Andreas Schlüter
Sociologist
Berlin, Germany

gonawol
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gonawol

True democracy? Shock horror!! I left the UK out of disgust at the first unwarranted invasion of a foreign country (Serbia). If this trend continues I’ll come back and join in. Hip Hip Hooray for simple folk!!!!!

Mike D
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Mike D

Brilliant article Kit – Thank you

David G Turco
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David G Turco

Britain was under attack long before Brexit. Glad to see some fighting spirit in the UK. Heads on a pike would be a good beginning.

binra
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I get that you have hatred issues. How many deaths and how much pain and misery do you need to assuage it – oh – hang on there are other people in the world too… It appears there are not enough people or worlds to assuage the feeling of unpaid debt in vengeance. I’m not saying you shouldn’t feel what you feel – but that when hate is given the trigger finger – hatred goes forth and multiplies. yes I know it would make you ‘feel better’ for a while – but truly feeling better is not merely the temporary… Read more »

monkey see
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You’re idealistic diatribe will change when the bullets start flying

binra
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Bait away – but is that all you have to say? You reveal the god of your thinking is terror – no matter how masked as self-righteous ‘defence’. No doubt your world proves you right – but of course that is exactly how all power conflict operates; triggering a collapse or undermining of function through targeted terror that takes every and any kind of form of deceit. Then it runs through puppets whilst sucking out the light and life. It isn’t enough to hate – even though a sense of betrayal and violation is hateful – but I don’t expect… Read more »

Don Gaiger
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Don Gaiger

At last an insightful and intelligent view. Here I find a being who mirrors my own view of things. Live with love not hate or fear trust to the moment to know how we will act. If we are guided by the sick media and by those with vested interest in wars and chaos then that is what we will get. Listen to your true heart, not to your conditioned mind.

binra
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What we appreciate, appreciates. And a true willingness for life – for communication and right relationship – seeks and recognizes itself in others – and I appreciate seeing and appreciating this in others regardless of agreement or not – but as an integrity of communication – and I feel one of the most useful skills we need to value and grow is an integrity of communication. On could say our mind is hacked – and we need to re-establish integrity – but regardless the attack theory – and all its evidences, I feel that a core integrity is an unavailability… Read more »

headrush69
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Binra – while your writing is obviously from the heart, and may be true or even tangentially relevant to each topic you rely on, the length and meandering nature of your text means many including myself, find ourselves lost before the end.
This results in, sadly,
tl;dr.

binra
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Headrush69 No call to be sad – are you really sad? Or am I a bit interesting but then again frustrating and that then feels a sense of loss of what perhaps you hoped for? Perhaps you operate a set of rules that are setting an agenda? They may be useful and worthy rules, but they can rule out what doesn’t conform to them… You may simply jump to the end – and alight as you are interested or moved. Does anyone suffer not reading what I write? I have a sense that to grok any part may hold a… Read more »

duh
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Has Brexit triggered an anti-democractic “Color Revolution”?
Hmmm…A question for George ‘I sold out my Jewish Cousin to a NAZI for his gold fillings’ Soros, I Guess.

duh
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Have they actually buried Jo Cox MP yet?
Have any of the Globalist minions in the Commons penciled in date yet in their diary’s for the funeral?
Will Tony Bliar find his way to Europe to find himself in the Hague?
Will the FBI find Tony Bliar innocent like the Witch Clinton?
Why was Jean-Claude Juncker casting an Aleister Crowley Majic Spell over Nigel Farage?
Will the Communist leader of the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyne fall of the side of a Mountain or suffer a Myocardial Infarction.
So many Questions.

duh
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But What I really, really want to know is how much Buckfast did Nicola Sturgeon consume before she decided she was going to Veto the Brexit Referendum?

Richard Le Sarcophage
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Richard Le Sarcophage

In my opinion Will Hutton is a dreadful character, and a rather determined Sinophobic racist to boot. As for Corbyn, he represents a break with theTOTAL Israeli control of Western politics, so, one war or the other, he will never be allowed to lead Labour to an election, unless it is securely rigged.

Angel
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Angel

Mostly dribble. The people wanted out Nigel Farage gave us that oppertunity. We took it. We voted out despite all the threats of doom and gloom. We knew what we were walking into but we took the risk. We ignored the bias BBC/sky and the others with their threats. We did not start the aftermath of mud slinging usually started by the old establishment closed shop called Parliment. We saw the mps for what they are. They don’t listen and STILL.wont listen. Rich business now threatening to challenge a legal vote. Yobs and yes i mean yobs protesting in london.… Read more »

rtj1211
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rtj1211

Here are a few questions to be put to the following BBC journalists (Laura Kuennsberg, Mark Urban, Evan Davis, David Dimbleby, JO Coburn): Who pays your salaries? Do you believe that ‘he who pays the piper calls the tune’? If so, to whom do you owe your blatant contravention of impartiality during the EU debate? It clearly isn’t the license payor, is it……? If MPs behaved the way you have in terms of flagrant dereliction of the BBC charter, do you think you would be calling for their resignations? Do you think you should all resign not just from the… Read more »

Devan
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It’s worth noting that the BBC has confirmed that its commitment to the Charter and its public purposes is largely a public relations exercise. By way of example in response to the Dame Janet Smith review earlier this year we heard: “The values that all of us who work here believe in – are the values we live, day by day. And where everyone feels able to speak truth to power.” (Tony Hall) “We need to restore the public’s trust in the BBC. We need to demonstrate – through our actions – that the BBC’s values are for everyone and… Read more »

binra
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The illusion of freedom is laid bare. Do as you are told – or else… Journalism is discouraged and directed narratives pretending to be journalism, assert State power. Governance is also discouraged and powerful lobbies operate illusions of governance through capture and use of law as a weapon against the supposed charter of the Law as a servant for all. Who are the puppet masters? Are they private banks instituted and protected by law under the guise of ‘protecting the Economy?’ Are they also those who worked to bring about the events by which ‘economies’ need such ‘protection?’ Are they… Read more »

proximity1
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proximity1

There is no political issue of this magnitude which is or ever could be an unalloyed blessing for every stripe and variety of thinking within things as complicated as a working power-elite structure. The same is true for the interests of the poor and disenfranchised. Whichever way the vote had gone–or no vote at all–there’d have been some aspects which had, however intended or not, positive and negative features for both the political elites (or some of them) and the political outcasts (or some of them).
Too much simplistic analysis is wonderful news for the PTB.

binra
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This is the nature of our general human experience of life unfolding. The attempt of the mind to define or unify and ‘control’ as current and dominant narrative of self-validation, operates as perpetual power struggle. I put quotes around control, because stories come after the fact – but stories accepted and believed also operate as the basis from which to act – and therefore the quick-mind(ed) runs reaction – where there is no pause to discern and verify the integrity of the information. Thus are we mis-taken when triggered into conditioned reaction – and likewise easily deceived by artful targeting… Read more »

Xanadag
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Xanadag

If you really want it to be factually correct then you really ought to do your research in the UK and not from the US – Americanisation of words, such as color instead of colour, gives yhe game away!

Catte
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As Греъм Стивънсън says – the use of the US form is deliberate, since “Color Revolution” is a creation of US psy-opery.

Греъм Стивънсън
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Греъм Стивънсън

Colour is a word we use in British English (there is no such thing as UK english). The term Color Revolution is rendered this way by us British English speakers simply because it emphasises the US origin of these events. I hope this clarifies the situation for those who do not understand. There is no game to give away.

proximity1
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proximity1

But what does the term mean as it’s used here? I’m a native English-speaker and I don’t know.

binra
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http://colorrevolutionsandgeopolitics.blogspot.co.uk/ I put the link here after writing the following One strategy to ferment disturbance by which to undermine the current social order of any nation (and replace it) is to fund and ferment identity politics. Whilst identity politics may be part of any situation – the feeding of such movements as a vanguard of freedom and democracy makes a ‘trojan horse’ through which to sow dissent and destabilize communication. Astroturfing operates a false grass roots movement that appears in various media as if bottom up. Not so. Various sexual identity movements associate with ‘rainbow’ as symbol of tolerance for… Read more »

Catte
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You don’t know what a Color Revolution is? A little Googling will fix that.

binra
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If I were any of these elitists I would not be fool enough to ride on only one outcome. Controlled opposition has to allow the sense of opposition a feeling of movement. Without movements to co-opt – there would be no way to maintain the sense of power as a dynamic and creative capacity – as opposed to the depleting and destructive effects of jui jitsu of using the opponents life-force to defeat them. In many parts of the world, opposition is violently crushed, or leaders corrupted and compromised to betray it. Or it is sown with division to fall… Read more »

recyclablefeeling
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It also annoys me that as a British citizen I was not allowed to vote in the referendum. I would have voted Leave. Not because of any personalities but simply so Britain can regain its sovereignty and wrest back control over its own destiny from the faceless bureaucrats in Brussels. I haven’t lived in Britain for over 15 years but I am still British born and bred and will probably return one day. Why did I not have a vote when Commonwealth citizens who are not even British and will probably eventually return to live permanently in their own countries… Read more »

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

Yes, by ensuring that British citizens living longterm (primarily) in EU countries were purposely disenfranchised was a clever gambit. The only British legislation that affects them by remote control – and they can’t vote on it.
As a longterm expat, I was in this position myself. It did save me from having to make a choice between an plummy Eton toff acting in his own interests, and a plummy Eton toff acting in his own interests.

Junius
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Junius

You were disenfranchised, after a fashion, as a sop to the people you support as a Leaver. Being a demographic who, technically, is benefiting from being an immigrant abroad (you’re not an ex-pat, you’re an economic migrant, live with it.) the Leave campaign really didn’t want you. Enjoy that feeling, matey.

joekano76
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