SPHINCTER SAID WHAT : Two major English political parties that are determined to make Brexit happen have been sure to tell voters it will be their fault if Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party does well in next week’s EU elections.
“Don’t look at us,” a spokesman for the Conservatives told LCD Views, in an exclusive, invented interview,
“just because David Cameron lost his mind in 2014 and promised an IN/OUT EU referendum on the vaguest of questions, relevant to the complexity and scale of the issue, because he didn’t have the guts to face down the lunatic fringe, it’s not our fault if Farage’s limited company does well next week.”
Similarly a source from Labour had this to say,
“We’re telling you, if you don’t vote for us, a party that has a commitment to deliver Brexit on our website, but instead vote for Nigel Farage, whose only perceivable political reason for existence is Brexit, then it’s your fault if he does well,
“Not ours for aligning with him on principle over Brexit, but your fault for being so bloody confused by our triangulation and fudge that you’ve given up and decided to vote for the Liberal Democrats, Greens, Plaid, SNP or god help it, Chuka’s new group.”
It’s important that both the governing Conservatives, a party that now only exists to attempt Brexit, and the official opposition Labour Party, a party that refuses to oppose the Conservatives on Brexit, remind everyone that if Farage’s far right party does well, it’s their fault for not voting for a different party that is also committed to the far right project of Brexit.
Is that clear? It’s not their fault. It’s yours. Any suggestion that maybe they should grow a pair of balls and fight Farage on the validity of Brexit is an attempt to undermine the leadership, both of them.