(Original post by Fizzel)
If you cannot be deemed responsible enough to drive yourself to a polling station what business have you got doing anything there. Not to mention this anti-EU old people narrative leaves out the fact these old people were the exact same ones who overwhelmingly voted pro-EU in the last referendum.
The real shame post referendum is the state of party politics here in the UK. We really need to ensure this exit is managed as well as possible and we have a leaderless Tory part, an SNP that isn't committed to the UK, and a Labour party that has been ineffective for going on a decade now. Can't believe I'm thinking it but I genuinely wish we still had Blair around. If we leave out the small matter of Iraq, as a leader he was head and shoulders above the clowns on offer now.
When you see how the world is reacting not just to the UK but to the effect on the EU, I just can't get over how stupid European leaders were to push Cameron so hard in those renegotiations. In such a close vote if he could have come home with something other than **** all this wouldn't have happened.
agree with all.
The EU played hardball and gambled on us always staying, and now thier over confidence has put them in a loose-loose situation that they are all panicking about.
+ Same with blair, he was one of the most sucessfull politicians we have had in recent years, yet he is hated by so many.. I honestly feel history will be very kind on him - he will be remembered as an overwhelmingly positive force in the UK - except for one key mistake.
A while back I was reading an article on how labour have destroyed themselves by turning their back on blaire. The conservatives never truly did this to thatcher.. even though in the many years that followed her rain, her popularity went through the toilet with large parts of the country.. the party as a whole stuck by her reputation and legacy, and what happened? we remember her as a great leader, even those that hated her, still have somewhat respect.
But labour did not have the strength to stand by their fallen leader, and everyone clammered to distance themselves from blair. Blairite became a bad word, new labour an awful taboo.. everyone wanted as far away from him as possible, because they feared public oppionon. In reality it was a huge mistake, as they entirely undermined their own legacy and achievements, and cemented blairs failure as the image in the mind of many when they think about the past labour goverments, rather then all of the positive.
Blair was election gold though - won an election even after the iraq war. Current labour cant even win an ellection with the tory goverment ransacking the poor, stripping services and damning the country (atleast in the publics mind)
Scotland turning their back.. UKIP erroding seats in the north.. conversative growing in the south.. Corbyn inspiring no confidence - labour are in an awful awful state.