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The Remainer elites are the true bigots of Brexit Britain

On Brexit Day on Friday we witnessed just how much Remainers loathe ordinary people.

BRENDAN O'NEILL
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3rd February 2020
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Everyone from Sadiq Khan to Remoaner newspaper columnists spent last week fretting that there would be an outburst of hatred and chauvinism on Brexit Day on Friday. And they were right, there was. But it didn’t come from Leavers, the vast majority of whom celebrated our leaving of the European Union in good, lively spirits. No, it came from bitter middle-class Remainers. Anti-Brexit people in the worlds of culture and commentary unleashed some of the vilest hatred of recent times on Friday night. Their masks fell and we saw what many of us suspected to be the case – that behind the Remoaner facade of cosmopolitanism and tolerance there lurks an extreme, Victorian-level contempt for ordinary people and their stupid voting habits.

The tone was set by Tom Peck, political sketch writer at the Independent. He resuscitated the pre-democratic fashion for depicting the lower orders as animal-like savages, as not fully evolved, by describing the pro-Brexit gathering in Parliament Square as ‘a knuckle-dragging carnival of the irredeemably stupid’.

Knuckle-dragging. We all know what that means. Ape-like. Lacking in true sentience. Not properly human. Isn’t it striking that Alastair Stewart can lose his job merely for mentioning the word ape, in an entirely non-targeted, non-racist way, in a Twitterspat with a black gentleman, while Peck is cheered and celebrated by his fellow Remoaners for implying that a vast gathering of largely working-class people had the demeanour of apes. This is because the one group of people you are perfectly at liberty to hate in our woke era is the white working classes: thick, knuckle-dragging scum.

Indeed, the word ‘thick’ was trending on Twitter in the hours after the Brexit Day celebrations as armies of hateful Remoaners took to the web to express their disgust with the lower orders. They feverishly shared videos of mostly older working-class people being interviewed by news channels and not being as articulate as they might have been. Absolutely no consideration was given to the fact that many of these people – unlike the luvvies laughing at them and mocking them – are not used to the pressures of TV lights and cameras. No, they all had to be denounced as ‘thick as mince’ (to quote the editor of the Canary) plebs who sum up the bovine stupidity of the hordes who backed Brexit.

Across the Twittersphere these ordinary voters were ridiculed. Actor John Hannah insulted the ‘peasants and pensioners’ and other ‘idiots and racists’ who backed Brexit. He said: ‘I hope you choke on your crap cheapshit meat and extortionate US drugs.’ Peasants? God almighty. Hannah’s violent fantasies of the poor dying from choking was a low point of this orgy of Remoaner hatred.

Others contented themselves with the elitist sport of insulting the Brexit Day interviewees. They jeered at the men and women who lack their own clipped tones and thesaurus-standard command of the English language. They called them ‘thick as ****’, dumb, a sorry image for this once great country. They look and sound like people who have had ‘Nigel Farage’s wet dreams piped directly into their ****ing brains’, pushing out ‘all capacity for rational thought and normal human speech patterns’, as one online proponent of this nasty class hatred put it.

Lacking ‘normal speech patterns’? What they mean is that these people – with their working-class London and northern accents – don’t sound like us. They don’t look like us, either. In his hateful sketch of the working-class crowds in Parliament Square, Tom Peck expressed his horror at seeing men without their shirts (nothing horrifies the middle classes more than shirtless working men – see also their disgust with the kind of people who attend football matches). He also revelled in telling us that they virtually couldn’t read – even when the lyrics of ‘Rule Britannia’ flashed up on the big screen, it was all ‘infinitely beyond them’, he sneered.

Luvvies were out in force spreading hatred, too. All they could see in London and elsewhere were swarms of racist scum. Kathy Burke, in a flagrant insult to the working classes from which she and I come, titillated her fawning middle-class followers by saying: ‘Have a lovely day you stupid racist wankers.’ Eton-educated poet Musa Okwonga bemoaned the ‘growing nastiness’ of British society (funnily enough, he wasn’t referring to the class hatred unleashed by his fellow Remainers). Irvine Welsh, having for years provided the London literary set with the underclass moral pornography of his novel Trainspotting, gave them another thrill by sharing a video of working-class people in Warrrington celebrating Brexit and saying ‘it’s like we have regressed 80 years + already’. His followers took the bait. The ‘average cultural experience’ of these people is a ‘donkey ride on the Blackpool seafront’, one said.

Everywhere one looked on Friday night, on Brexit Day, there was hatred all right. Remoaner hatred. Hatred for the masses. Hatred for the not perfectly articulate working classes. Hatred for northerners. And of course, as many of us know, this hatred has been brewing for a long time. Indeed, the man who has done perhaps more than any other Remoaner to paint Brexit voters as thick, radio presenter James O’Brien, chided his fellow Brexitphobes for being shocked at the ‘ignorance’ on display on Brexit Day. ‘This shouldn’t be a surprise’, said the privately educated broadcaster who makes his living from mocking the state-educated people who phone his show.

What happened on Friday is this: the pretence of Remainer tolerance fell apart. There had been cracks in it for a long time. Many of us could see the anti-democratic, anti-masses impulse that fuelled hardcore Remainer activism. We saw it in Matthew Parris chastising the political class for ‘lick[ing] the boots of the mob’. We saw it in Paul Mason’s hateful commentary on ex-miners ‘sitting in the corner of the pub calling migrants cockroaches’. We saw it in the ceaseless commentary about ‘low-information’ voters and thick old people who should hurry up and die, and in the petitions and marches designed to overthrow the largest democratic vote in UK history. By its definition, Remainerism – as a post-referendum ideology and cultural identity – was intolerant: intolerant of democracy, intolerant of voters, intolerant of the uneducated. But on Friday night that became clear. Perhaps the reality of Brexit finally demolished Remoaners’ ‘liberal’ posturing, revealing the stark, ugly reality of their contempt for the crowd.

There are two important lessons to take from this extraordinary display of chauvinistic intolerance towards working-class people. The first is that Remainerism is far more intolerant than the movement to leave the EU. Indeed, a recent poll found that on various issues – from climate change to gay marriage to immigration – Remainers are less tolerant of people who disagree with them than Leavers are. Given that bigotry fundamentally means intolerance towards those whose beliefs differ to one’s own, it is clear that bigotry is more pronounced in Remain camps than in Leave camps. And the second sobering lesson to take from Friday’s orgy of Remoaner hatred is that Brexit – as a phenomenon, as a battle over values – is not over. Not by a long shot.

All those calling for the nation to come together now that Brexit is done (kind of) are kidding themselves. It isn’t going to happen and it shouldn’t happen. The divide is too deep, the chasm in values too wide. On one side we have vast numbers of people who have a deep moral attachment to the ideals of nationhood and solidarity, and on the other we have the narcissistic individualism and tendency towards intolerance of the out-of-touch cultural and intellectual elites. This is what Brexit exposed. And its exposure is a very positive thing. We now know how divided this country is. We now know how much the elites loathe ordinary people. We now know that being pro-EU was largely a cover for being uncomfortable with democracy and horrified by the masses. It’s good that we know this. And it’s important that we realise that such vast, clashing views of politics, life and the world will not be mended for years. Perhaps decades. The battle for Brexit is largely won; the battle for the future of Britain has only just begun. Those of us who hate intolerance and love democracy have our work cut out for us.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/02/03/the-remainer-elites-are-the-true-bigots-of-brexit-britain/
 

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On the night when Britain left the EU, the media coverage exposed the true face of the establishment. An insulting approach towards ordinary British voters who came out to celebrate their independence. The BBC and other media outlets spread fake news about the number of people attending Parliament Square, confronted Brexiteers and Boris's advisor Dominic Cummings on the street, and refused to show Boris Johnson’s speech in full. In other news, the Prime Minister has told the EU that where won’t be any political alignment after Brexit.

 

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Boris Johnson slaps down Michel Barnier saying Britain will NOT obey Brussels rules to get a trade deal - after EU negotiator demands the UK commits to a 'level playing field' and gives access to fishing waters



Boris Johnson today brutally slapped down Michel Barnier after the EU negotiator demanded Britain signs up to EU rules to get a trade deal.

The PM insisted there is no need to tie the UK to Brussels regulations, or vice versa, as he condemned growing protectionism around the world.

Arguing that he wants to be a champion of free trade now Brexit has happened, Mr Johnson dismissed claims that Britain will undercut social and environmental standards - saying it was often ahead of the bloc.

The defiant stance came minutes after Mr Barnier warned that Britain will only get a 'best in class' trade deal if it bows to demands on a 'level playing field' and access to fishing waters.

He said the bloc was ready to strike an 'ambitious' package with the UK, including zero tariffs and quotas and covering the crucial services sector.

But he insisted that would be 'conditional' on Britain committing to keep the current social and environmental standards - as well as letting the European fishing fleet in.

The two sides are on a collision course again, with Mr Johnson vowing he will never accept Brussels regulations as the price for a trade deal.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...tain-NOT-align-Brussels-rules-trade-deal.html
 

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A Finnish Eurosceptic MEP has said that the UK will “triumph” outside of the EU and said the next decade will see the revival of national sovereignty in Europe.

Laura Huhtasaari of the Eurosceptic Finns Party said: “It’s the final countdown. Friday will be a glorious day for the United Kingdom!

“Brexit is the victory of the common British people against multinational corporations, special interests, and other elites.”

The former Finnish parliamentary MP and 2018 presidential candidate continued: “The 2020s is the decade when the national state makes the ultimate comeback in Europe. The supranational, unaccountable bureaucracy will be rolled back in favour of real democracy at national level.

“Britain will triumph outside of the EU. The island nation began a shining movement that cannot be stopped.”

 

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Britain flexes its muscles as an independent nation at the World Trade Organisation for the first time since Brexit after Boris Johnson and Michel Barnier clashed over UK-EU talks

The UK has always been a member of the WTO in its own right but while it was a member of the European Union it was represented in talks by the European Commission

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ependent-nation-World-Trade-Organisation.html
 

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These so-called Scottish nationalists don't want Scottish independence. They just want Scotland to be ruled by Brussels instead of London.

 

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The majority of Dutch voters wish to leave the EU.

 
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Why aren't you all for that? Isn't that part of Democracy which you love so much?

Why would I want to see Scotland ruled by the EU? I don't want anyone ruled by it. I'm hoping Brexit is merely the start of a domino effect.

As for the not very nationalistic Scottish nationals thinking Scotland outside of the UK (which Scotland does two thirds of its trade with) would then be able to rejoin the EU, they are deluding themselves. It doesn't have the economic requirements to rejoin: for example, its national debt is too high.

Also, Scotland breaking away from the UK and rejoining the EU would give the EU the same problem that Brexit has given it: a hard border with Britain.

So, good luck SNP. It'll be interesting to see how you get on.
 

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Why would I want to see Scotland ruled by the EU? I don't want anyone ruled by it. I'm hoping Brexit is merely the start of a domino effect.

As for the not very nationalistic Scottish nationals thinking Scotland outside of the UK (which Scotland does two thirds of its trade with) would then be able to rejoin the EU, they are deluding themselves. It doesn't have the economic requirements to rejoin: for example, its national debt is too high.

Also, Scotland breaking away from the UK and rejoining the EU would give the EU the same problem that Brexit has given it: a hard border with Britain.

So, good luck SNP. It'll be interesting to see how you get on.


But that's not the point.


Democracy.


If that's what the Scottish people want, who are you to stop it? I mean, how dare you tell them they can't?


Are you seeing the hypocrisy here?
 

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But that's not the point.
Democracy.
If that's what the Scottish people want, who are you to stop it? I mean, how dare you tell them they can't?
Are you seeing the hypocrisy here?

How do you know most Scots want a second independence referendum? Has it not occurred to you that most Scots may actually want the result of the first referendum to actually be implemented?
 

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These so-called Scottish nationalists don't want Scottish independence. They just want Scotland to be ruled by Brussels instead of London.



I doubt they want to ruled by Brussels, Blackleaf..............but they sure as hell want the money that they gain from being part of the EU for without it the country would surely sink into bankruptcy.
 

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How do you know most Scots want a second independence referendum? Has it not occurred to you that most Scots may actually want the result of the first referendum to actually be implemented?


I don't.


But that's not the point.


The point is, some obviously do.


Also, almost all of Scotland voted to stay in the EU.


If they wish to break from the UK now to stay in the EU, that should be their choice, should it not?


Democracy and all that at work.
 

Blackleaf

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If they wish to break from the UK now to stay in the EU, that should be their choice, should it not?

No, it should be the government's choice.

Just a shame for the not very nationalist Scottish National Party that Britain is run by the Conservative and Unionist Party.