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Sat Jul 2, 2016, 06:20 PM

To give UK Conservatives credit, a Conservative prime minister thought he could pacify the far-right

wing of his party (and UKIP) with a referendum on EU membership. The far-right said "Thank you very much. You have no idea what our campaign will look like."

If a conservative political party's establishment, in an attempt to placate its far-right (Tea Party-ish) wing, can convince a country to make fundamental changes based on a referendum, you have to give them credit for completely controlling the political agenda.

The whole referendum was a product of intra-Conservative Party politics. And all Brits will live with the result.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 07:14 PM

1. The Conservatives have been in power for at least six years.

Cameron came in in 2010, I believe. You have to wonder when people will be sick of their bullshit. On the other hand, at least the Tories seem a tiny bit less nuts than the GOP. Cameron probably wouldn't make it over here. Oh God, I can't believe I just defended that elitist pig fucking asshole.

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Sat Jul 2, 2016, 07:17 PM

2. You give far too little credit to Sir Rupert who had much to do with the misperceptions

of what Brexit would bring. He who told many a lie blaming immigrants and outsiders for problems made by Britain's investment bankers and their pals in HM Government, along with promoting slanderous lies about immigrant behavior and terrorism.

The Party leadership bears blame yes, but so too do those who drooled over the idea of one more financial coup at the expense of public services like the Post Office and the Railroads.

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