Arch-Remoaner Adnois’s Drive To Sabotage Brexit Rejected By Voters
Andrew Adonis started a nationwide tour on Friday to campaign for a second referendum. However, even the Remoaning Guardian has been forced to acknowledge that his drive for another vote fell flat when put the voters.
He started in Durham which was a rare island of support for the EU in the 2016 referendum so, you think he got off to a good start? He most definitely did not:
“I dread the thought of a second referendum,” says Lucy Smout Szablewska, a local remain campaigner who has nonetheless come along to hear the plan. “I dread the feeling of not being able to talk to certain people, or knowing there is this elephant in the room we have to avoid, or having a discussion and falling out, because it becomes so really, really personal.”
Lord Adonis was meeting local Labour members. His plan is to try and use them as leverage to swing Labour behind supporting his amendment calling for a second vote when it comes before Parliament in the autumn. Attempts to appeal to their sense of ‘optimism’ however fell largely on deaf ears. Some were concerned that a second referendum would be a ‘distraction’ from tackling pressing social issues, however, others also raised the democratic objection:
Karen Bruce, a retired teacher, told the meeting:
“I don’t think you can just keep on having a referendum if you don’t like the vote.”
So very true. Let’s hope that the Adonis tour persuades him of the futility of his cause if nothing else.