Why the silence over the behaviour of pro-Remain protesters?


Blackleaf
#1
Remainers are happy for Brexiteers to be mobbed, but cry ‘harassment’ the moment a Remainer MP or journalist is approached in the street...

Why the silence over the behaviour of pro-Remain protesters?

If you call Anna Soubry a ‘fascist’, you get arrested. If you call pro-Brexit protesters ‘fascists’... nothing.

LUKE GITTOS
COLUMNIST
30th August 2019
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A clip emerged last night on Twitter of two men unfurling a banner at the Westminster #StopTheCoup demo. It read ‘Brexit Now’ on a blue background that mirrored the logo of the Brexit Party. The Remainer protesters went batshit crazy. The men carrying the banner were surrounded. The crowd started yelling ‘fascists out’ and grabbing at the banner. One protester tried to set it on fire. It really did look like the men were about to be attacked. The police were forced to intervene and even told the men that they ‘should leave’. They eventually moved the men further into Parliament Square and away from the main group of Remainer protesters, who applauded as the men were moved on.

Compare this clip to the clips that circulated in January showing abuse being hurled at Anna Soubry MP and Guardian journalist Owen Jones. In January, Soubry was apoplectic when a small group of protesters chanted ‘Soubry is a Nazi’ from a distance, interrupting her BBC interview. She said the behaviour was ‘astonishing’. ‘This is what has happened to our country’, she said. She was then approached by the protesters as she walked towards parliament. They questioned her on her Brexit stance and called her a fascist again. Owen Jones encountered the same protesters in Westminster. They called him, among other things, a ‘tampon’ and a ‘horrible little man’.

The reaction to these incidents involving Soubry and Jones, both of whom campaigned for Remain, was instant. MPs called for tougher laws. Nicola Sturgeon called the incidents ‘appalling’ and said ‘we all have a duty to stand against this kind of behaviour’. David Lammy MP said the abuse was ‘not only appalling’ but also ‘historically illiterate’. There were immediate calls for legal reform. Dozens of MPs wrote to the Metropolitan Police expressing ‘serious concerns’ about the ‘deteriorating public order and security situation’ in Westminster. Two of the protesters, James Goddard and Brian Phillips, were eventually arrested, charged and convicted for the incidents involving Soubry. Both men received suspended prison sentences.

Yet, so far, there is silence from MPs about the treatment of the Brexiteer protesters yesterday. On one level, this is good. No one should be arrested for spirited protest. But there is also a remarkable double standard. The behaviour of those Remain protesters yesterday was far worse than that of the ‘yellow vest’ protesters who confronted Jones and Soubry. Yet there have been no calls for ‘tougher laws’. No calls for arrests. No one pointing out how historically illiterate it is to call pro-Brexit people fascists.

The hypocrisy is astonishing.

Remainers are happy for Brexiteers to be mobbed, but cry ‘harassment’ the moment a Remainer MP or journalist is approached in the street. They are happy if Brexiteer banners get vandalised, or if Brexit-leaning MPs get milkshaked. They are certainly happy to call Brexiteers ‘Nazis’ and ‘fascists’, while calling for anyone who uses the same language against Remainers to be locked up. Remainers use the law to their own ends, which is why Brexiteers are arrested and prosecuted for what they say while Remainers are left alone. What a dreadful double standard.

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Blackleaf
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A clip emerged last night on Twitter of two men unfurling a banner at the Westminster #StopTheCoup demo. It read ‘Brexit Now’ on a blue background that mirrored the logo of the Brexit Party. The Remainer protesters went batshit crazy. The men carrying the banner were surrounded. The crowd started yelling ‘fascists out’ and grabbing at the banner.

So two men were taking part in a peaceful protest, as is the right in our democracy.

A group of Remainer morons set upon the men menacingly and almost violently, calling them "fascists", until the police intervened and told them to leave - the two peaceful Brexiteer protestors, that is.

In calling these peaceful Brexiteer protestors "fascists", before indulging in fascist behaviour, the irony is clearly lost on these left-wing, middle class Remainers.
 
Blackleaf
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JANE 70

30th August 2019 at 4:03 pm

Apart from the fact that these Remainers are such irredeemably irritating , self righteous poseurs, their sanctioning of aggressive, loutish behaviour is extremely worrying

Think of the running battles fought between the Freikorps and the KPD, during the embattled Weimar Republic years..

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/wa...rror-1918-1923

Conditions here are not entirely comparable,admittedly, but nonetheless it now seems that middle class Remainiacs, gripped by their unassailable conviction that they’re always right and righteous, have declared open season on all those whose votes won the referendum.

As Gareth Edwards King’s comment asks, why are this lot so uncritically enthralled by the EU’s apparatus? It does truly seem like a deranged infatuation.

GARETH EDWARD KING

30th August 2019 at 1:00 pm

I’ve just spent two months working in Shropshire with mainly ‘millenials’ who were almost overwhelmingly pro-‘remain’ seemingly unable to understand why anyone could’ve voted against the EU.

This latest protest and the use of ‘fascist’ once again against, what is after all, a mainstream political decision is extremely worrying. It seems not to matter that ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ can be used willy-nilly to attempt to shut people up. It’s now laughable as a term if only it weren’t so serious. ‘Historical illiterates’ is too polite a term, they’re simply pig-headedly ignorant. Will they not relent? Are they unable to appreciate that they are working to overhaul a democratic decision supported by 17.4 million people? What is so controversial about hanging out a pro-Brexit banner? Why is it that in both France and in Italy most young people seem not to support the EU one dot? Do democratic decisions taken three years ago to leave the EU account for nothing? It would seem not.

NEIL MCCAUGHAN

30th August 2019 at 12:32 pm

We can only expect lower standards of remainers. Most are batshit crazy; all are swivel-eyed. Their leaders are owned and operated by Brussels – or worse. Their footsoldiers dim, uptight, sanctimonious, and preoccupied with the camembert supply. These are the same lower middle class metropolitan fruitcakes who cope so badly with their commuter trains being a few minutes late. They’ve had three years of the idiot BBC quacking at them about how they wuz robbed, and, gullible dolts that they are, they believe every word. They have no idea how to conduct themselves, and the remaintard establishment encourages them.

Perhaps it’s time to put a sedative in the drinking water. The Perrier water, that is.

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