The urbanistas are spitting (vegan, of course) feathers. For decades their tactic of sniggering and branding people with a different opinion a racist has worked for decades but we little people from the North are striking back and dare I say 'taking back control'. Get used to it. You're actually going to have to work hard politically and taking the high ground and silencing valid yet opposing views is not how its going to be in future. We are taking the country back and brexit is just the start. Better start stocking up in your mars bars and drinking water chicks or whatever next week they'll be telling us we won't be able to import into our own country!
I am impressed that our resident lefties can even see labour's plan.
I don't think anyone here is defending Labour's "plan". I think Corbyn's only plan is a GE and what he would actually do after that, who knows. His talk about being able to negotiate A Customs Union is nonsense, as is any talk of being able to go to Brussels if he were the PM to get a better deal. There is no other deal and there is no renegotiation. Other members in his party do have positions however, much more sensible ones at that. Chuka Umunna for example has a very clear policy - a peoples vote. I believe Kier Stamer's reputation is growing daily and unshackled from Corbyn I think he would have a stronger position as well.
Anyway, that's all irrelevant because they are't in power and it's highly unlikely they will be any time soon. More's the shame because right now i'd even take Corbyn with the complete shambles the Tories are making or Brexit and the country. And I've never voted for Labour in my lifetime.
If you're from up north shouldn't you be a labour voter anyway? UKIP are now finished so that's no option.
We are taking the country back and brexit is just the start..
My famliy is from the North. I have family from Sheffield who used to run a steel works. The other side is in Sunderland and have friends who work for Nissan. Not all of them share your view on Brexit. They were teachers, civil servants, they went to the people's march in London. They've looked at the data, looked at the problems with no deal and understand how stupid and pointless it is.
..silencing valid yet opposing views is not how its going to be in future
When offered facts backed up by data from various sources and expert opinions, people cry 'fake news', 'remoaners' etc. I think you need to re-look at which side has the problem here. We actually need people to start using more critical thinking, basic data analysis, reasoning and not basing opinions on what things people (who are popular because they are fun, a character, something a bit different) say. 9 times out of 10 it's rubbish.
And the media is massively to blame for giving platforms to these people to allow them to spout this nonsense with no recourse, never held to account. No wonder people think things are completely different than they actually are or the people to blame are not the ones they think are.