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One thing that has come from this is that those of us who support the UK's continued membership have grown more entrenched. As somebody pointed out over the weekend, where else in Europe right now would 1 million people march in support of the EU? We remainers are probably the most committed supporters of the EU right now.

I think Tusk could make a good fist of arguing that Parliament is not the only expression of the will of the British people and that the winds aretide is against  leavers


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 08:11:23 PM EST
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Unfortunately, the UK also has the biggest anti-EU movement in Europe, with most committed supporters too.

One of the biggest party entirely dedicated to Brexit, the Tories being largely pro-Brexit and a non insignificant part of Labour too.

Where is the pro-EU shadow cabinet? With the Lib-Dems?

by Bernard on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 08:45:05 PM EST
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And yet these people do nothing - except generate obvious troll and astroturfing posts online.

They barely turn out to events. They don't have street stalls or meetings in significant numbers. A Leave march in London would be lucky to get a few thousand people.

A handful of them own some newspapers - so there's that.

Realistically, an absolute maximum of 25% of the population is anti-EU with any real fervour. That's not a small number, but I would surprised if the percentage of dedicated Remainers wasn't very significantly higher.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 at 08:15:08 PM EST
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We cannot know for sure. Until a still elusive second referendum, of course.

The only things we can establish at this time is that they control the executive, a (relative) majority at the Parliament, and of course the tabloids.

by Bernard on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 06:35:54 PM EST
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"They barely turn out to events. They don't have street stalls or meetings in significant numbers. A Leave march in London would be lucky to get a few thousand people."

Or ... maybe they don't have the kind of middle class jobs where you can easily get away whenever you feel like it? :)

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by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 01:55:12 PM EST
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You know, what studies have been done indicate that they probably do. Certainly as much as Remain do, yet remain can get reasonably large protests a couple of times a year.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 02:00:21 PM EST
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