There have been a few things strange about the UK’s attempt to leave the EU. I use the word ‘attempt’ because the process has barely started. It’s not guaranteed to happen. Parliament can overturn the referendum result or the EU can demand we do it again and again until we get the right answer. They have form on this one.
They haven’t though. I haven’t heard a single call from the EU to re-run the referendum. They would have a case: the margin between ‘out’ and ‘in’ is only 4% and a hell of a lot of people didn’t vote at all. Yet, they haven’t said a word.
Just before the referendum, Cameron was saying that ‘In the event of a Remain win, renegotiation of our relationship with the rest of the EU would begin the day after the referendum’.
The day before the referendum, a chap called Junckers stated that there would be no further renegotiation within the EU. The EU was not going to concede anything more to the UK. The day before the referendum.
He could have waited until after the referendum to say that. Waited 24 hours or so but no, the day before the referendum he stated that Cameron had no more to negotiate. The deal is settled. That could have been enough to swing the vote.
There was a petition to re-run the referendum which gained 4.1 million signatures. Oh we know it was rigged, there were some giving UK postcodes to people overseas so they could sign it. Still, the Government could have said ‘well 4.1 million people want this so…’
They didn’t. They rejected the petition out of hand (correctly, since they will also know it was rigged because as well as your postcode, it can log your IP address).
Even so, they could have accepted it. They’ve accepted so many rigged results and fake science, who would notice one more?
So both the EU and our own government reject the idea of a second referendum even though both have ample excuse to call for it. Also, a high ranking EU minister made a statement that would have swung wavering voters on the day.
Now we have a leadership battle between Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May for the Prime Monster’s job. I have no idea why anyone would want that job at this time. Still, there they are. One strongly pro-Brexit and one strongly pro-Remain. Is this a second referendum by the back door? Except of course, only Tory party members get to vote.
Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and others have moved aside for the unknown Andrea. She takes on the very well known Theresa.
Is anyone else wondering if they are watching a carefully choreographed series of events?
I don’t think I can predict the ending of this one but I think this is all going according to someone’s plan. I have no idea whose plan, but it’s all going too smoothly to be random.
I don’t like the feeling of being manipulated.