On whether the best way of leading Britain was actually to tell everyone it was shite, bullied, and powerless.

First published in December 2019.

Here is an article about my coining of the word Brexit.

See how the tragedy stems from the British political establishment’s failure at any time to champion the fact that Britain was the leading power in the European Union.

I am a Liverpool supporter.

Imagine if all our supporters were told by Jürgen Klopp that the team was not in fact top of the league but near the bottom. That the Premier League was run instead by enemies from Arsenal and Manchester City who made up rules to keep us from winning...

Imagine then if Klopp then persuaded us that Liverpool – despite everyone else saying what an amazing team we were – said that the best thing for the team was to leave the Premier League altogether.

And then he puts it to the vote saying it will be much better to play on our own, or try and set up a new Premier League, or better still, go back to the old First Division when Bill Shankly was king and Liverpool won everything. Other teams will abandon the Premier League and join us.

And then Liverpool supporters vote for this, and celebrate the great news that on 31 January 2020 our victimised team are finally taking back control.

Meanwhile everyone else is saying “Wait... You’re top of the league, a great team. We love you. Why would you want to do this?”

And we say, “Actually, we don’t know but let’s get it done anyway. We can survive.”

And the football world looks on, in confusion, as to why Jürgen Klopp thought the best way of leading the club was to tell everyone it was shite, bullied, and powerless.

That is the insanity of Brexit.🔷

The insanity of Brexit.

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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 24 December 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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