Brexit: A Quiet Revolution?

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    Theresa May called Brexit a "quiet revolution." Like, what was quiet about it? What was so revolutionary about it?
    A couple of 60-somethings, deciding to leave just because they had Polish neibnhours that they didn't like, don't really make a revolution, IMO.
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    I think quietly there is a revolution coming. Equality made the people who need equality become superior, now it needs to rebalance out. Same for rich/poor countries with wages etc.
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    TBH, the only person quiet was Theresa May. She stood in the shadows while everyone killed each other and the triumphantly seized the crown when everyone was dead. PS I'm talking of figurative death, not the real stuff. R.I.P. Jo Cox!
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    It's just a meaningless turn of phrase. May can call Brexit what she likes, doesn't mean her words are in any way accurate or fitting.
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    (Original post by Alhacen)
    Theresa May called Brexit a "quiet revolution." Like, what was quiet about it? What was so revolutionary about it?
    A couple of 60-somethings, deciding to leave just because they had Polish neibnhours that they didn't like, don't really make a revolution, IMO.
    Since when does 17.4 million people equal "a couple"?
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    (Original post by Dez)
    It's just a meaningless turn of phrase. May can call Brexit what she likes, doesn't mean her words are in any way accurate or fitting.
    Yep, just wants to appease everyone.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Since when does 17.4 million people equal "a couple"?
    Oopsie-daisy!
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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    I think quietly there is a revolution coming, barely any 18-24 year olds voted, don't say majority voted in if barely any even cared to register to vote.
    Equality made the people who need equality become superior, now it needs to rebalance out. Same for rich/poor countries with wages etc.
    18-24 voter turnout was over 65% - still not great but s clear majority. Certainly a bigger majority than say 52%
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    (Original post by Alhacen)
    Theresa May called Brexit a "quiet revolution." Like, what was quiet about it? What was so revolutionary about it?
    A couple of 60-somethings, deciding to leave just because they had Polish neibnhours that they didn't like, don't really make a revolution, IMO.
    Characterising 17,000,000+ voters as 'a couple of 60-somethings' is rather infantile IMHO, and doesn't do much for your argument.

    She called it a 'quiet revolution' because the many millions of people who voted for Brexit had hitherto felt their voice was not heard and they had been increasingly marginalised by a metropolitan elite who sneeringly dismissed their 'parochial' views. Not all revolutions are like 1812...
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Characterising 17,000,000+ voters as 'a couple of 60-somethings' is rather infantile IMHO, and doesn't do much for your argument.

    She called it a 'quiet revolution' because the many millions of people who voted for Brexit had hitherto felt their voice was not heard and they had been increasingly marginalised by a metropolitan elite who sneeringly dismissed their 'parochial' views. Not all revolutions are like 1812...
    Touché.
    "Increasingly marginalised," how d'you explain the rise of right-wing populism, then?
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    (Original post by Alhacen)
    Touché.
    "Increasingly marginalised," how d'you explain the rise of right-wing populism, then?
    What does 'right-wing populism' actually mean, though? Protectionist employment policies regarding 'johnny foreigner coming over here taking our jobs' are, for instance, actually quite left-wing trade union concepts, but they'd probably get bundled up with this notion of right-wing populism.
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    18-24 voter turnout was over 65% - still not great but s clear majority. Certainly a bigger majority than say 52%
    I got it mixed up with something else than, from asking in College no one cared if we were to remain or leave.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    What does 'right-wing populism' actually mean, though? Protectionist employment policies regarding 'johnny foreigner coming over here taking our jobs' are, for instance, actually quite left-wing trade union concepts, but they'd probably get bundled up with this notion of right-wing populism.
    Perhaps emphasising the turning point into fascism...

    (Not using that as a smear btw)
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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    from asking in College no one cared if we were to remain or leave.
    And that, in a few simple words, is why we're out of the EU.
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    Perhaps emphasising the turning point into fascism...

    (Not using that as a smear btw)
    I agree.
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    yes - we'll be marching in the streets with our plaquards, flames and pitchforks...but we'll be tip-toeing, and whispering
    ssshhhhh!
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    The EU referendum was rushed and poorly planned, so you could label it as some sort of 'revolution' but I wouldn't say a quiet one. Without doubt, leaving the EU was something everyone was aware of and many had their say.
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    yes - we'll be marching in the streets with our plaquards, flames and pitchforks...but we'll be tip-toeing, and whispering
    ssshhhhh!
    Lol.
 
 
 
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