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The real cause of annoyance after Tusk's "hell" reference, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

Current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt similarly claimed the other month the EU was like the former so-called Communist USSR.

Plus every day its seems routine in the media for some opponent to label Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn an IRA terrorist supporter.

So in the light of those comments compared to what EU council leader Donald Tusk jocularly said about "a place in hell" for UK political leaders who manipulate referendum questions to seduce UK voters to vote leave when no leave plan had been properly negotiated what really was so dreadful about the latter?

In any sane sensible democracy any prime minister who loses so many Brexit related motions and votes in the House of Commons would have had to stand down.


But the fact PM May's anointed leadership still survives underlines the depth of this self-inflicted political crisis in the UK and how the Tories can't replace her because anyone else would face exactly the same problems.

The problem in average layman's terms is simple. In order to adhere to the 'will of the people' on a referendum question where there was no leave plan in place Parliament and the Executive are scratching around like headless chickens trying to cobble up any old withdrawal deal that seems to be Brexit in name only to appease the leavers despite it costing billions of pounds just to retain the fundamental rights as EU members the UK already has.

So despite the phony anger and indignation mainstream Brexiteers convey, do they really feel too insulted about what Donald Tusk comments?

What they're truly angry about of course is the main gist of what Tusk actually said about there being no leave plan to vote on. This exposes the underlying reality that a large proportion of the 17.4 million leave votes could only have been mustered up along emotional, psychiatric or chauvinistic reasons rather than over the actual economic and political issues. That had nothing to do with democracy and for an issue that never needed a referendum in the first place, this whole debacle can only be resolved on a proper, not second, referendum where there are two stark options: No deal or No Brexit (Remaining in the EU) and now the facts are far more obvious to the electorate especially over what a No Deal would mean, it would be interesting how a far more democratic binary choice would swing.

Nick Vinehill



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