After the ruling of the High Court yesterday stating that the Prime Minister does not have the right to trigger the Article 50 process without getting the backing of Parliament, the media and the public from both the Leave and the Remain campaigns have reignited the feud, with hateful and worrying comments being posted on both mainstream and social media. Here is a short reactionary piece form Chris calling for a better kind of democracy…
“I have a radical opinion: hardly anyone has a political opinion because they’re evil.
People wonder why I don’t want to go into politics, and I don’t because it’s a very toxic, spiteful and hateful field. It’s full of lies and hate because people cannot understand that their opponents are not bad people – they want to make the world a better place, they just disagree on how to do it. This applies to left and right, sometimes evil intentions do exist, but 90% of the time they don’t. You might not understand how someone can come to their conclusions, but that still doesn’t make them a bad person. That just means you lack empathy and understanding.
After two big referendums, division is rife, and neither side wants to understand the other. They’d rather spit vile hatred and abuse at each other. Who does this benefit?
It might sound cheesy and idealist, but I do wish we could all just assume that every wants what is best, and debate each other without malice, hate or abuse.”
If you have any questions about Brexit, here is an “all you need to know” article by the BBC