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Bannerman deleted his call for “extreme EU loyalty” to be classed as treason then retweeted it. The difference between the two tweets? He added the word “undemocratically”. Does he mean intimidation, death threats against MPs & inciting civil unrest? Cos that’s not our lot.
Or when he refers to “undemocratic” behaviour does he just mean campaigning to Remain in the EU despite the fact that there was an EUref in 2016? Or for the more extreme versions of Brexit to be avoided? Or just daring to criticise Brexit & pointing out it’s a terrible idea?
If so, then he is yet another Brexiter who really doesn’t have the first clue what democracy is. (I know, I know: don’t @ me) #BrexitShambles #LeaveLiars #BrexitDemocracy
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Lots of ppl (rightly) outraged about the Telegraph & its readers bandying around accusations of treason. Well, sorry everybody but this is the logical & inevitable consequence of not pushing back harder on the “Will of the People” as a concept in our political discourse. (1/4)
Once you tolerate politicians & media referring to a monolithic yet ill-defined national policy objective as “The Will of the People”, you are implicitly accepting that anybody who stands in its way (or just asks difficult Qs) is an “Enemy of The People”. (2/4)
And from there it is only a very short hop to start referring to those who don’t wholeheartedly buy in to the project as “traitors” or accusing them of “treason”. #BrexitDemocracy (3/4)
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