Democracy and The Flag-wavers
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A “Nigel Barton Moment” may be so described as when a politician might attempt to secure the vote of a would-be bigot.
Nigel was a Dennis Potter fictional character, but Gordon Brown had an actual “Nigel Barton Moment” with Gillian Duffy, who is now a political pundit for the BBC, and one who "doesn't want to be European."
No surprise there!?
Emily Thornberry's ill-judged tweet mocking the constituency of Rochester and Strood would be another example that got her into trouble.
And then the Tory "battle bus" fiasco.
The Tories were less divided when the "battle buses" rolled into Rochester, illegally it now allegedly seems, but what were the Tories that alighted from the "battle buses" saying to the people of Rochester and Strood. It now seems that this Kent constituency, like Gillian Duffy does not want to be European. Was it a bussed-in “Nigel Barton Moment”, too far? Conservative high flyers are now being investigated by multiple police agencies for election fraud, and without that 23.5% so called Tory majority there would have been no referendum.
No politician wants to be embarrassed by a “Nigel Barton Moment” in this way but all are bound to seek that "floating voter" and there would be the dilemma. Do they, should they, flatter a voter, or lie or simply fake a consensus where there is no common ground? How would that sit well in their conscience? How would they sleep? In fact they sleep easily because faking sincerity is the rule of the game they all play.
Nigel Barton failed to fake sincerity, and when David Cameron and Tony Blair grabbed power by deceiving the middle ground floating voters, the oil slick of insincerity oozed.
Britons are currently confounded by the Leave Campaign with tampon and banana stories and the like, as if these were the burning issues on which Britain's future should depend.
This referendum is so cockeyed on the subject of "democracy." I have heard it said by the “Leave Campaign” that these Europeans are all so undemocratic because they cannot bring themselves to agree with “us”, meaning the “Leave Campaign.” This notion is more than absurd given that half of Britain disagrees with the other half of Britain.
Which of these two halves are British? Certainly not the half that waves the flag so ostentatiously. Certainly not the half that would risk an international economic crisis and the undermining of British social justice.
Social justice would be unsustainable in Britain, if it were not agreed across Europe, and perhaps even globally.
To leave Europe is bananas.