#FBEU – Not In My Name, Even Though I Voted Remain

The attitude of the Follow Back Pro EU brigade on twitter (#FBPE) is typical of so many arrogant MPs who think they can overrule the ‘stupid public’ on Brexit, and I say this as a remain voter. It’s that kind of know-it-all arrogance that drove people to want to give MPs a shock by voting leave in the first place. The EU is not some saintly institution. When Greece were already on their knees, they shoved their faces in the dirt for good measure. Yes, there are positive aspects to the EU, but let’s not be blinkered about the bad. UnFuck2

For example, they are increasingly neo-liberal in their ethos, and undemocratic. They didn’t stop our government imposing cruel austerity measures, low wages, and greater work insecurity on our people. Why would they when they deliberately imposed the same and worse on the Greek people? They want to impose competition in all our industries and services and will make our nationalisation plans a battle. Saying to people, it’s shit now, but it will get even more shit if you don’t listen to us better informed, smart people, is hardly inspiring is it? If you want to guarantee your arguments won’t be listened to, tell those you’re persuading they are stupid, deluded, were misled, and need saving from themselves.

Our best hope now is a Labour government who will radically redistribute wealth and quality of life back into the realms of the many, not the few. As for the economic argument, we will still be one of the world’s richest economies in or out of the EU, but it’s what a government decides to do with that wealth that’s important. Use it to give huge tax breaks to the rich, or invest it in the many and see the economy grow as a result.



  1. MerryMichaelW · June 20

    Well said. 100% behind this position.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Liz Armour · June 20

    Agreed …. well said!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hilary Temple · June 20

    Agree! Above all, plan for better management of the NHS: better coordination, reduced use of management consultancy firms especially the Big Four, restoration of nurse training bursaries, better retention of midwives and GPs, increased budgets for social services specifically for reducing A&E admissions and bed-blocking.


  4. hirsutemal · June 21

    Reblogged this on MAL's MURMURINGS and commented:
    Tory rebels don’t exist – FBPE are only out to attack Corbyn – may have been effective if they’d talked to (and twisted the arms of) the lily-livered Tory rebels …


  5. leonc1963 · June 21

    #FBPEers forget that brexit is going to happen whether we like it or not as that is the will of Govt and thus they should have moved on by now and be asking who is best served to lead us in a post brexit and for that my money is on Labour


  6. Sid · July 10

    Reblogged this on SidLabour.


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