Between “Brexit means Brexit”, “a red, white and blue Brexit” and a “jobs-first Brexit”, it seems as though the people leading the conversation haven’t a clue what Brexit actually is. In spite of this, politics.co.uk founder, Ian Dunt, has nailed the current situation in his article for US newspaper, The Washington Post – and it’s not pretty.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) February 1, 2019
His assessment hit home for many people.
— Jeff Gazzard (@JeffGazzard) February 2, 2019
That one is getting framed and out on the wall.
— Prof. Colin Talbot (@colinrtalbot) February 1, 2019
Brilliant assessment of the ‘insanity’ of Brexit underpinned by what is personified accurately as as ‘a bubbling tide of jingoistic nationalism.’
— Halcyon_Daze (@Halcyon100Sarah) February 1, 2019
Not everyone thought he’d gone far enough.
Almost right – it is what failing to have a democratic system does to a country. https://t.co/1vMRHLGcJm
— Natalie Bennett (@natalieben) February 1, 2019
But that's only one side of the story, it's nationalist populism serving as the tool of a ruthless kleptocratic elite seeking to cripple the ability of democracies to tax and regulate the kleptocrats.
— Nick Reeves #FinalSayForAll #FBPE (@nickreeves9876) February 1, 2019
One Twitter user wondered about the logical conclusion of this kind of populism.
Precisely, daft populism produces daft results, we could have many more daft populist referendums that would be winnable, for example: Bring back the death penalty, Deport all foreigners, Stop paying taxes, Sack the Queen, Leave the EU (oops we've done that one). #populism https://t.co/zkdEkPUsId
— Vladimir Farage 🇪🇺 #PeoplesVote #FBPE🐬 (@VladimirFarage) February 1, 2019
Blue passports, though!