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EU Ref: Remain bigots say Leave voters are sub-human racists

by | 25th, June 2016

In “I want my country back” Laurie Penny seeks to make her voice the authentic sound of the self-regarding who see the Brexit vote and say #‎NotMyVote‬. She writes in the New Statesman :

This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world.

And the news is that 52% of UK voters rejected Penny’s view of modernity. Says Penny.

This morning, I woke up in a country I do not recognise. David Cameron’s big gamble – the future of Britain against his personal political ambitions – has backfired so badly that we’ve blasted clean out of the EU. By the time I’d put the kettle on, the stock markets were in free fall, Scotland was debating a new independence referendum, Sinn Fein was making secession noises, and the prime minister had resigned.

You might call it exciting. If politics is about change and daring, then this is it.

The markets were not in free fall. On a day in which the brokers and bankers were found to have backed the wrong side, the FTSE ended 3.15% lower at 6,138. But the pound is weaker (good for exporters, then) and the FX traders are playing catch-up.

Politicians are making their moves. The SNP wants another referendum because just two years ago they lost one and like the EU they want to keep going until the people give the right answer. Sinn Fein’s call for a plebiscite is something they are almost certain not to get.

Penny then launches a rant against people who dare to vote for what they believe in. Unlike Cameron, she is no gracious loser.

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