Our daughter is in the same position as your son Warwick. She has a very demanding job, works long hours, then has a young daughter to take to ballet, horse riding, gymnastics etc at weekends.....as well as trying to fit in spending time with a husband who works away from home all week. I know she is it not as well informed as she would like to be about politics, but at this stage in her life, she just doesn’t have the time for it. She is not stupid either Tweet Tweet. I am surprised you read my previous post as such, - but of course it was one of the ‘arguments’ put forward encourage ‘leavers’ to be even more enthusiastic about their convictions. - ’Remainers think you are stupid....so they are the enemy.’
There are also people out there that do not wish to be better informed. They feel politics is not important to them. Once again, they are not stupid.....just not interested. I would never call anyone stupid, but it is a fact of life that we all process information differently, and have different interests. - If not we might all want to be Prime Minister of the U.K!
I totally agree with you by the way Warwick about the information being out there re Brexit for those who want to read it. Sadly my paragraph above, plus your comments re your son, show that not everyone has the time or inclination to do so. I still believe Brexit influenced this election more than anything else, but I think Corbyn was almost as big a problem. People didn’t want Brexit, but they didn’t want Corbyn as PM either. This was even the case in the strong labour voting areas. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... SApp_Other
This proves if anything Tweet Tweet that people are not stupid. Most people do not believe all they are told if it is clearly not the truth. Unfortunately, when people voted for Brexit they believed what the ‘Leave’ contingency told them at the time. - It seemed credible. I think from the first paragraph in the link above, many people have now seen what leaving the EU possibly entails and have had second thoughts. (Hence Johnson and his cronies objection to a second referendum. - Nit that I am convinced that such a small margin again would have healed the wounds!). I hope the same doesn’t happen with this Tory Government three and a half years down the line re promises made to the electorate about their livings standards, jobs, hospitals nurses etc. - Time will tell.
I see today that Gove has said on Sky News that he thinks Caroline Flint would make a good leader of the Labour Party. - Unfortunately for them she no longer has a seat in the House of Commons! Of course he is going to think she would be an ideal person.....she is a ‘leaver’ and voted against her own party whip on a number of occasions. I see that Johnson is going to spend the next 100 days touring the U.K. to thank voters for their support. In other words, he will not be leading the party and making decisions. He will be the ‘front Man’ as usual with others pulling the strings. That won’t bother him, as long as he has the adulation of the public, and can remain as PM. What the U.K. needs now is a strong ‘opposition’ to hold Johnson and his mates to account.
I accept the Brexit battle is over as far as the U.K. leaving the EU is concerned, but the important matters are yet to be decided.....trade, long term relationships with the EU, the UK’s relationship with the USA etc. We now need to focus on doing what is best for the U.K. and its citizens, (wherever the live), not just on the word BREXIT.