1. David Cameron
He didn’t need to call a referendum. He did it for selfish reasons. For his own party unity and not for what was in the country’s best interests.
It’s like putting your hand in a snake pit and being shocked if you get bitten.
I think he’s a decent man with principles. He’s done some great things particularly with social change such as legalising gay marriage. He’s been a good manager of the economy since 2010.
But Brexit and fucking us all over for his personal gain is all he’s going to be remembered for.
Verdict: The architect of our downfall
2. The terms and structure of the referendum
Basing a decision of this magnitude on a simple majority was absurd.
Why not make it a 60% majority decision?
Why not specify a higher turnout figure for the referendum to be valid? Say 80% or 90%.
With hindsight, this simple majority structure brought more into play than should have been the case.
Verdict: heavily guilty (blame David Cameron)
3. Jeremy Corbyn
A wet rag of a leader. He didn’t even want the UK to Remain.
Yet that was the position he was to sell to Labour voters.
His non-committal and non-conviction could be smelt a mile away.
Labour voters went elsewhere.
He will point to getting 75% of the party base to vote Remain. Where does this number come from? I call bullshit.
Had he managed to mobilise the Labour vote, Remain would have edged it.
With luck, he’ll be gone in few days.
Verdict: Heavily to blame
4. The Leave Campaign
So many lies of their campaign lies have been exposed. All for votes.
Farage, within 24hrs of Leave winning, disavowed a central plank of the Leave campaign’s message, that £350m that allegedly gets paid to the EU would get funnelled to the NHS instead.
Explicit lies to win votes.
Daniel Hannan, within 24hrs of Leave winning, disavowed their central promise of cutting immigration.
Watch this video where he brazenly says that immigration probably won’t fall.
What the fuck were Leave voting for?
Leave telling the worst lies to con the vote of a raging mob.
Once bitten, twice shy.
5. Boris Johnson
An undoubted ‘big beast’ of UK politics.
I’ll never forgive for what he’s done.
He faffed around for 3 days deciding which camp he’d come out in favour of.
He was just calculating who he thought would win and gambled our future away for his personal power hunger.
I’m glad that he got booed in his heartland of London. His reward is the support (for now) of people who voted Leave in the regions.
Worst of all, HE HAS NO PLAN.
Leave has NO PLAN:
Verdict: Heavily guilty. Probably my most hated politician ever. He doesn’t give a shit about anyone but himself.
6. The people who voted Leave
These come in different stripes:
Those that hate foreigners.
Those that worry about numbers of EU migrants from accession states.
Those that wanted a protest vote and didn’t think it would happen.
Those that think they’ll be better off under a Tory government outside the EU.
Those that have nothing to lose and hate those that have.
Verdict: heavily guilty
7. The Media
The Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun all have run anti-immigration stories for decades.
Watch this LBC clip for the true horror of the language used in the popular press to whip up anti-immigration feeling:
Verdict: heavily guilty
8. The inequality divide in the UK
If you’d asked me this last Friday, whether this was the main factor in Brexit happening, I’d have given you short shrift.
But now, a few days afterwards, it’s worth looking at the bigger forces at work.
In the above, am I blaming the architect instead of the earthquake for the house collapsing?
Is this at play all over Europe?
Spain has 40% plus young unemployment. Would they vote Spexit?
Is a revolt coming? Is it already here and yet to be revealed?
What can we do about it?
Verdict: the mammoth in the room