If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.
Attributed to Mark Twain
With the news this morning of the resignation by David Davis and the apparent clamour for the replacement of Theresa May and/or a general election; a few immediate thoughts.
Were there to be a general election it is quite possible that Labour could form the next government; and that party knows no more about ‘matters EU’ and Brexit than do the Tories; and whose arguments for/against Brexit are just as confused as those of the Tories.
Should a general election take place, here in the North East, the vast majority of the electorate would return Labour candidates; yet it should also be remembered that in the North East the electorate voted overwhelmingly for leaving the EU.
It is my contention that in the referendum very few of the electorate knew the ramifications that have arisen as a result of their vote. This can no doubt be blamed on the misleading campaign run by Leave (an extra £350m for the NHS, for example; taking back control of our borders; making our own laws?).
So, in the event of another general election – at the heart of which will no doubt be Brexit – we shall have an electorate who know not the facts voting for politicians who likewise know not the facts.
I think I shall leave those thoughts were they are for readers to mull over.