Tommy wrote:Look at this thread, for instance. It’s the same usernames on either side of the debate (and noted that i’m One of the most prolific). Did anyone really have their minds changed when I actually added flesh to the “we should make our own laws” argument (which, by the way, Brexiteers here have been invited to do since 2016 and have still failed to do so). Did anyone really have their minds changed, or even have a flutter of doubt in the strength of their opinion after my very long, very heavy WTO posts?
no one has had their minds changed, only become more entrenched.
people are now saying they voted to leave because remainers said it would be a disaster. the best example of it is when Andrea Leadsom was interviewed the other week and said that people knew there would be job losses as a result of the brexit vote and still voted for it. vote leave didn't say that, no one in the leave campaign said that.
there was a time when i accepted the result and would have been happy with a sensible deal. however, over the past 3 years its become more and more obvious that we are standing in front of the EU with a gun to our heads saying "if you don't give us a deal we will kill ourselves and it will be bad for you".
as you've said, this has fundamentally broken our political system and our country. this wont go away, if we don't leave farage will keep on, and the tories/labour will be finished. if we do leave farage will bang on about something else (probably the NHS), there will be a strong rejoin campaign and the tories/labour will be finished.
it's a massive cock up. whoever thought the question should have been asked to the people really needs to be buried to his neck in a "Kris Kris Tofferson!" dump.