Steve Bullock @GuitarMoog Immigrant, Musician, Sound Engineer, SNP, ex-negotiator for UK in EU. Brother of @JuliaKayPotts. Supporter of @FinalSayForAll. Feb. 12, 2019 1 min read

This is what your fake patriotism, table thumping jingoism, arrogant nationalism, othering of remainers, foreigners, the poor and the sick and disabled, the hostile environment, and the constant mantra of will of the people gets you.

It tells people that this is normal. 1/

It tell people that society is divided into winners and losers; that the winners are winners because they are strong, and the losers are losers because they are weak. It tells people that the losers deserve what's coming to them, and that the winners are the ones to deliver it.2/

The constant lies, disinformation and the abandonment of reason, all replaced by dishonest slogans and labelling of opponents, tells people that truth doesn't matter and that honest conversations are pointless. 3/

It tells everyone that lies, dishonesty, propaganda, and shouting down or accusing opponents of being unpatriotic or treasonous is how you win, and that not being a loser is all that matters. 4/

Brexit is the catalyst and the carrier for all of this. It's verging on state-sanctioned. Continuing on this path will only embed it further. Stopping it will not stop this in itself, but it would at least present an opportunity to address it rather than actively encouraging. 5/

Is this what you wanted Brexiters? For some who promote Brexit, including some MPs, I think it is. But this should be a wake up call for everyone, including leave voters, who don't want this approaching decent into disorder to be the real, lasting result of the 2016 ref. 6/6


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