Thursday, 25 April 2019

CUKoo in the nest


So I'm sure everyone has now seen this Daily Mail story

Change UK group plots to destroy the Lib Dems

 

Some follow-ups that lend credence:



Heidi Allen refusing to answer a question about it from legend Steve Bray 

Change UK executing the strategy

From which I quote:

“none of the main parties are making a positive case for a People’s Vote and staying in the EU”

I expect the Greens, SNP and Plaid aren't too happy with that either.

Let us not forget that at the launch of TIG (as was), Angela Smith said the “Lib Dems lost the trust of voters years ago as we all know."

The signs were there.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

"If we were to choose to stay in the EU"

My heart sank again as I saw that our European Election campaign was going to major on the fact that a vote for us was primarily a pro-EU, pro-PeoplesVote Vote. Again we will be conducting this as a proxy vote rather than for what it should be for.

However, a non-LibDem voter friend said to me he would vote LibDem for the first time in this election for precisely this reason, so the party are probably right.

However, we would be missing a trick if we didn't also constantly say "If we were to choose to stay in the EU, what kind of people do you want representing us in Europe?"

Not only would this plant the idea of choosing to remain in peoples' minds in preparation for any referendum but it would also allow us to talk about our positive record and contrast it with the reality of how Nigel Farage has performed (not turning up to fisheries committee, only turning up to make speeches so they can be disseminated by Russia Today, worst MEP voting record except for a quadriplegic)

Also with Change UK (as they are now called) saying "We are the party of the Peoples Vote" and "we’re the natural home of the remain alliance" we need other ways to distinguish ourselves from them. (apart from us wanting actual change in the UK in the form of electoral reform!).

Friday, 11 January 2019

Memes/links for (mostly) fighting the last war - full index

So I made an archive for general use of memes stolen without attribution over a period of arguing about brexit with people who are wrong on the internet

https://xkcd.com/386/


Full section index:


The 1975 Referendum

2016 Campaign - the single market

2016 Campaign -  other leave lies

2016 Campaign -  kick the establishment

2016 Campaign -  the vote

Trade - existing

Trade - Tariffs, deals and WTO 

Economics

Democracy

Corbyn's long game

A new vote?

Funnies

Snark

Brexit process and reasons

Tory politicians and their utterances

I say the last war because whilst it was all lies and cheating and foreign interference and despite how tempting it is, I don't think we should mention the previous campaign at all if we get a Peoples Vote as it would only serve to put us on the leave campaigns turf (rumoured slogan "Tell them again"). More on that anon.





















 

Memes/links for (mostly) fighting the last war - Part 10 - Tory politicians and their utterances



Full video of Raab not realising we were an island






Goldsmith being helped by other brextremists



Digby-Jones counts as a Tory




A more appropriate Kipling poem



Cameron commemorated


Anyone noticed the similarities



Memes/links for (mostly) fighting the last war - Part 9 - brexit process and reasons

Should have had safeguards even the Tory constitution requires supermajorites and turnout thresholds for change

We never lost our sovereignty

May ruled out all possible deals with her ridiculous red lines

The transparency of the EU side



And Churchill wanted an EU army anyway


Why are we doing this anyway


Who funds that ERG anyway


I assume there isn't anyway one else interested in tax and I'm sure there all British


At least they're now a part of a front along with other "think tanks"