Ronan Pandit | Thursday 3 November 2016 | GMT 16:00 | firstname.lastname@example.org | @RonanPandit
I think it’s fair to say that the dust has somewhat settled after the explosive Brexit vote on June 23rd. The millions who took to social media to express their outrage at the very idea that democracy could still be used in Britain today have quietly gone back to their normal lives. The self-entitled children who thought it necessary to not only attack the older generation for voting to leave the European Union, but also to spread the acrimonious lie that all Brexit supporters are racist, xenophobic bigots, have largely gone into hiding. The government has begun planning how the nation should exit the bureaucratic organisation known as the European Union, and Mrs May has expressed clearly, again and again, that “Brexit means Brexit”.
Of course, the Prime Minister’s words have brought relief to many Brexiteers, but as expected, the childish idea of a second referendum is still on the mind of key figures in the UK. I had previously discussed on this journal the sheer immaturity of the Liberal Democrats and their leader, Tim Farron, who said that they would continue in their campaign to keep Britain in the EU. However, the weak attempt to gather support for this lost cause has been seen most recently through the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
In an interview with Radio 4’s Today, Tony Blair argued that:
“If it becomes clear that this is either a deal that doesn’t make it worth our while leaving, or alternatively a deal that’s going to be so serious in its implications people may decide they don’t want to go, there’s got to be some way, either through Parliament, or an election, or possibly through another referendum, in which people express their view.”
Like all so-called ‘Remoaners’ (as everyone likes to call them), Mr Blair hid his true intentions behind this wishy-washy idea that ‘oh, we don’t know what will happen, and we should seriously consider whether there is an alternative’ (I am not actually quoting him). If you did not realise this before, you should be wary of this now. This is a tool used by bitter Remain supporters to hide their underlying purpose: to collect more support for the ridiculous notion of a second referendum.
I say that we should be wary of this for a very good reason. This is a dangerous phenomenon where many have called for the undermining of democracy in Great Britain, just because they do not like what our democracy has brought. These people wish to make you think that a second referendum is justified and fair, and that it is okay to completely disregard the will of the people.
It is time that this shameful attitude is put to bed – for if it is not now, then it will continue to exist in other votes to come. We cannot allow such an assault on democracy, for doing so will set a precedent where we accept the juvenile behaviour that we have witnessed since the Brexit vote. In a democracy, we do not always get what we want (and I think most Remain voters will agree with this), but that does not justify politicians and other key figures from trying to undermine our democratic processes. Brexit means Brexit, and do not let others think otherwise. For heaven’s sake Remoaners, hush!