not on speaking terms with the voices in my head
- Sep 24, 2018
I put it down to people like my aunt who doesn't really follow the news and thinks brexit is silly because nothing will really change, shes reasonably comfortably off and has voted Tory her entire life.Well we may complain a lot..
but I think this is the result, that the idea of an united Europe has not so deeply sunk into the british society like in some other european countries (not all)
combined with the phenomenon, that in Britain not only the politicians but also big parts of the public blamed the EU for conditions created by british faults. (this happened in Germany for example too, but not to such a great extent...
This EU bashing, sometimes more sometimes less, prevented often a more honest, more fact-oriented discussion about the sources of bad developments.
A very comfortable situation fot the government. and the leaders of the oppostion do not unmask this play, cause the EU is to them also a bit fishy..
But this attitudes have been somewhat petrified over a long time. I think one cant expect, that this changes in weeks or even in months
But this is only one thought. and doesnt explain it realy all. I have to admid, I realy dont understand, how the majority of Brits still support the Tories, despite Brexit chaos, despite the failures of austerity...
For a lot of people voting intention is part of their self identity, many will proclaim themselves as Tory or Labour, without ever having much of an idea of what policies they stand for.
But I admit, I see polls that state there are still 40%+ of people who intend to vote Tory and I feel like slapping each one of them around the face for a while until they can explain why.