|Editorial Commentary; Where ‘Brexiteers’ ignorant in 2016?|
One of the most fatuous & inaccurate claims made by the mainstream media & ‘Remainer’ supporters (increasingly made in the last 18 months or so) is that Brexiteers didn’t know the ‘facts’ of what they voted for in the 2016 Referendum.
Like most of their ‘facts’ they seem to ignore the reality of the situation, as can be easily demonstrated by a quick historical internet search (including our archives) of items published PRIOR to the referendum taking place.
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Editor's observations Post -Referendum: 27/06/2016
While we don’t remotely claim that our website was accessed by all 17.4m Leave voters, the fact that there is proof that we and other organisations did publicise that the ‘Leaving case’ (despite the handicap of not having £9m of government funding) is self-evident (unlike their claims of the benefits from a United States of Europe).
In addition it is becoming clear that ‘ignorant’ Brexiteers realise that the only way to implement the result of the massive vote is to make a ‘clean brake’ and then negotiate ‘on a level playing field’ with the EU.
The Democratic will of voters must not be thwarted by MPs who were elected because they promised to ensure Brexit (& not BRINO) would be achieved. Talk of ‘bringing down the government’ by certain Conservative MPs is not democratic, but rather a demonstration of elitist arrogance by our so called ‘political elite’, who think their electorate is ignorant. It is time they reverted to being ‘Representatives’ from their current role of ‘Overlords’.
As for the ‘famed’ neutrality of our Civil Service, they have taken their lead from certain Remainer Ministers which, while it may be understandable, has limited UK preparations for a WTO exit. Looking back it is apparent that this version of Civil Service neutrality was in place before, during & after the 2016 Referendum.BfB: Customs Costs Post-Brexit