Steve Bullock putting a Brexit Party MEP to his place over what is really being ignored since the Brexit result.

First published in August 2019.

• Rupert Lowe is a Brexit Party MEP for the West Midlands.
• In a response to a tweet posted this morning by the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme that was mentioning that Jeremy Corbyn had been urging the most senior civil servant in the country to intervene to prevent a no-deal Brexit during a general election campaign, Rupert Lowe tweeted a question (to Corbyn? to the BBC? to the Today Programme?): “Ignoring the largest democratic mandate in our history isn’t ‘anti-democratic’?”
• The 2016 EU Referendum was not the largest democratic mandate in UK history.
• In the 1992 General Election, 33,614,074 people voted. In the 2016 EU Referendum 33,577,342 people voted.


Ignore, you have the bloody gall to say?


5 million people have had their lives held in limbo for years because of that result.

Britain has devoted 3 years of government almost entirely to it, to the exclusion of everything else. It has spent billions and the economy has lost billions because of it.

Businesses have moved – or made plans to move, laid people off – or are planning to, spent fortunes in preparation for No-Deal contingencies.

Every local council has spent time and money on it.

The NHS has been trying to work out how to keep staff, and ensure medicine and medical equipment supplies.

Across the EU, every Member State has had to prepare their citizens and businesses for Brexit, and work out how to offset their losses and, in some cases, stop their roads being turned into lorry parks. (The UK has turned roads into lorry parks).

The media’s output has been overwhelmingly focussed on it. The lies and misinformation have changed media and politics possibly forever.

The police and security services have been trying to make sure essential cooperation can continue.

Supermarkets usually in competition are asking to be allowed to cooperate to make sure there is enough food.

The Government has been trying to work out how to make sure how to keep school dinners going, for fuck’s sake!

Don’t you come complaining that the result is being ignored.

The only ignoring that has been going on has been Brexit’s cheerleaders ignoring what an almighty fuck up the whole wretched thing has been since the start.

Ignore in-fucking-deed!🔷

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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 9 August 2019, with the author’s consent, with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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