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Old 29-03-2019, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TennesseeKing View Post
Is it naivety that I try to see the best in people? Maybe. Is there an element of nationalism being the last refuge of scoundrels? Quite likely. I still think there's a significant portion of people that voted did so for the reasons outlined above though, perhaps through a lack of education of how the EU works and for Leave lies. I just still have a huge sense of disappointment with the fact nobody in Westminster has really taken the bull by the horns, blown Brexit wide open and explained why it's fundamentally flawed, should be stopped but whilst doing so in a delicate enough way to avoid a cataclysmic split of the country down the middle and trying to build bridges.

Probably all wishful thinking, but it's my little dream of what could have been.
And it's an admirable dream. I just don't share your faith in humanity, I guess. You're advocating reasonable discussion and gentle persuasion. If we were ever at that point, we're likely well past it now. Positions have become entrenched. What we have done, in an entirely accidental act of altruism, is provided a lesson in how not to address the issue of leaving the Union for any other member nations contemplating it. Brexit martyrs. Rebels without a brain.
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