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muriel_volestrangler

(101,428 posts)
45. You don't seem to know anything about the UK, its politics, or its media
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 04:46 AM
Jun 2016

The push to leave the EU has come from the right in the past 2 decades - the right wing of the Conservatives, and UKIP, made up from people who found the Tories not right wing enough (when founded in the 90s, it did have a few liberal people in it, like its founder Alan Sked, but they were pushed out as it went far right under Farage). And they got plenty of support for that from right wing papers like the Mail, Express and Telegraph.

Farage's rhetoric has never been that of the left. He doesn't talk about bankers (he was, after all, a commodities trader - his best friends are literally bankers; his early prediction immediately after the polls closed on Thursday that Remain had won was based on private exit polls bankers had commissioned to judge the currency markets, and they leaked them to him). Farage talks about a 'struggle' against immigrants from the EU.

"Global financial mafia"? You mean "world markets". Now the banksters in the UK have free rein tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
A different bunch of crooks gwheezie Jun 2016 #2
Applauding a right wing movement on DU? Nonhlanhla Jun 2016 #3
There's a bunch of them here. It's disconcerting, to say the least. Hekate Jun 2016 #15
Yep. Extremism is extremism regardless of ideology. sufrommich Jun 2016 #18
Now if we can just get Trump elected, the left's revolution will be complete. pampango Jun 2016 #4
This is so incredibly fucking stupid I don't have words for it. Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #5
Co-signed. auntpurl Jun 2016 #7
There's a four letter word I keep repeating to myself, more and more, as I msanthrope Jun 2016 #11
Rhymes with "hat" in UK English and "hot" in US English? Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #12
You have it. nt msanthrope Jun 2016 #13
It works with an i in the middle, too wryter2000 Jun 2016 #51
God damn it! I suck a word games. :p Meldread Jun 2016 #19
Yep. I've been gobsmacked by the number and persistance of this cohort of posters. Hekate Jun 2016 #16
This +1000 Meldread Jun 2016 #20
Obviously you didn't read the article no more banksters Jun 2016 #60
Yeah it worked so well the PM is going to resign and the Labour Party leader is stepping down. Rex Jun 2016 #6
It really bothers me... Adrahil Jun 2016 #8
"Global financial mafia" MohRokTah Jun 2016 #9
You know who gets hurt the most from this? justiceischeap Jun 2016 #10
That's because they don't care. Meldread Jun 2016 #21
Ever listened to Alex Jones? THEY are coming, the GLOBALISTS Albertoo Jun 2016 #25
Ever read Snowcrash? AngryAmish Jun 2016 #33
k&r Why are so many people on an "underground" site nationalize the fed Jun 2016 #14
Better question is "why are so many supporting Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage" Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #17
Exactly. Virtually all the left was united behind the Remain campaign. Meldread Jun 2016 #22
The EU laws are passed by the EU parliament, not the bureaucrats muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #23
Anything UKIP likes that much... DeadLetterOffice Jun 2016 #32
Also, and crucially, it is the EU Council, consisting of Ghost Dog Jun 2016 #39
I find this 'unelected bureaucrats' cliché laughable Albertoo Jun 2016 #27
The "unelected bureaucrat" is always a favorite target of conservatives. In the US it is Washington pampango Jun 2016 #47
+1,000 n/t LarryNM Jun 2016 #29
maybe you should get your facts straight first. drray23 Jun 2016 #30
Petty insularism is "resistance"? Brave new world of word salad.. Albertoo Jun 2016 #24
It was bigotry that won. Bad Thoughts Jun 2016 #26
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #28
So what's the big plan after Labour cracks apart, as it seems about to? Starry Messenger Jun 2016 #31
Who cares what happens? sufrommich Jun 2016 #34
It's crazy! Starry Messenger Jun 2016 #35
Sometimes you have to take 1 step backwards in order to take 2 steps forward davidn3600 Jun 2016 #36
So, what are the two steps forward, as I asked? Starry Messenger Jun 2016 #37
Where in any of this is there a step forward? Tories are about to strip Britain of its labor laws Recursion Jun 2016 #41
What? no more banksters Jun 2016 #42
You should really learn more about this Recursion Jun 2016 #44
Obviously no more banksters Jun 2016 #52
Remain campaigned to retain workers' rights; Leave to get rid of them muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #46
That's because no more banksters Jun 2016 #53
"Europe needs a restart towards the direction of humanitarian values"; Brexit is the wrong direction muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #55
Human rights and refugees no more banksters Jun 2016 #56
No, the UN does not have a court to protect human rights muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #57
Sorry, but no more banksters Jun 2016 #59
Breathtaking forjusticethunders Jun 2016 #54
The Left was absent again no more banksters Jun 2016 #38
You don't seem to know anything about the UK, its politics, or its media muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #45
If you support the rhetoric of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, that tells us all we need to know. pampango Jun 2016 #49
The stupid... it burns... Recursion Jun 2016 #40
Yeah, no. LeftyMom Jun 2016 #43
Fuck all this Fascism apologia. Odin2005 Jun 2016 #48
To the barricades, comrades! Denzil_DC Jun 2016 #50
Oh FFS... SidDithers Jun 2016 #58
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