Remain would win a new referendum by eight points, poll says

But while it was backed by 63% of people who voted Remain, it was backed by just 20% of Leave voters.

Source: Remain would win a new referendum by eight points, poll says

Gee, I wonder why Leavers don’t want to give us a chance to change our minds.

Arron Banks aside, worry about dark money’s effect on our democracy

And yes: I know that 17.4 million people voted leave. But 16.1 million voted remain, too. When the margin of victory is that slender, little things mean a lot. And the Banks criminal investigation is more than a little thing. Indeed, we long ago reached the critical mass of evidence where a political class of any statesmanship would have had the courage to suspend the Brexit process and establish beyond question that the original 2016 campaign was conducted fairly. This is no time for bovine paralysis or foot-shuffling timidity. If the satnav is leading you off a cliff, and you think it might have been tampered with, is it really an act of treachery to apply the brakes?

Source: Arron Banks aside, worry about dark money’s effect on our democracy | Matthew d’Ancona

British public still believe Vote Leave ‘£350m a week to EU’ myth from Brexit referendum

Nearly half of the British public still believe the false claim from the Brexit referendum that the UK sends £350m a week to the EU, despite persistent attempts to debunk the myth. A new study by King’s College London of attitudes to Brexit found that 42 per cent of people who had heard of the claim still believe it is true, while just 36 per cent thought it was false and 22 per cent were unsure.

Source: British public still believe Vote Leave ‘£350m a week to EU’ myth from Brexit referendum

For fuck’s sake!

EU ‘founding father’ Churchill would vote against Brexit

Former prime minister Edward Heath delivered the most powerful rebuttal in 1996. “I knew Winston Churchill, I worked with him, I stayed with him at his home at Chartwell and I have read his speeches many times. I can assure you that Winston Churchill was no eurosceptic.”

Source: EU ‘founding father’ Churchill would vote against Brexit

The People’s Vote march showed it’s not just leavers who are angry and patriotic

… Brexit, in its rhetoric and all its iterations, is a far-right project. Explicitly and stridently anti-immigrant, it nevertheless is happy to accommodate rich migrants: the word “skills” is used, transparently, as a proxy for salary, giving us a brave new world in which an early-career banker has higher skills than an academic with three degrees; and any given MP has almost twice the skills of the most qualified nurse.

Source: The People’s Vote march showed it’s not just leavers who are angry and patriotic | Zoe Williams

 

The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe

Britain is on the brink of a historic calamity, for which the country’s entire political class must share the blame. Brexit, on any currently available terms, will be a disaster. No deal will be worse. The politicians have failed, so the people must take charge. We must have a second referendum.

Source: The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe | Observer editorial

OBR likens potential no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week

Britain’s fiscal watchdog has likened the possible scale of impact of a no-deal Brexit to the three-day week which saw the country plunged into crisis more than 40 years ago.

Source: OBR likens potential no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week

No doubt, there will be another chorus of “Project Fear” from the Brexit zombies.

Parliament never lost control, and EU is certainly no prison

Parliamentary sovereignty means Parliament chose to follow EU rules and could stop at any time. This reality has been warped by Brexiters.

Source: Parliament never lost control, and EU is certainly no prison

Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

Groups linked to Trump and Fox want foreign competition in NHS and regulations bonfire…

It would remove tariffs and throw out the precautionary principle that has guided much EU regulation on GM foods, chlorine-washed chicken, hormones in meat, pesticides and chemicals in cosmetics.

Source: Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

I am quite sure that this is not what most of the 52% voted for.

Costly, Chaotic and Catastrophic: What happens with a no-deal Brexit?

As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario increases, and the government publishes its “no-deal preparedness” notices, it is worth taking stock of the sheer variety of problems that would arise with a no-deal Brexit.

Source: Costly, Chaotic and Catastrophic: What happens with a no-deal Brexit? | Richard Corbett

Bloody scary. No doubt, Leavers will scream “Project Fear” again.