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Betraying Brexit: the revolt of the elites against the people

Why is everyone so chilled out about the threats to Brexit? Why isn’t there more public fury over the plotting of lords and academics and experts to stymie Brexit and thwart the will of 17.4m people? In all the years I’ve been writing about politics, I cannot remember a time when democracy has been treated with as much disgust, with as much naked, Victorian-era elitism, as it is being today. And yet we’re all bizarrely mellow. We’re going about our business as if everything is normal, as if the elites aren’t right now, this very minute, in revolt against the people.

We need to wake up.

  • Dana Garcia

    The people all over the world have figured out that their national elites despise them. And despite being unmasked as oligarchs and frauds, the elites are determined to hold on to power. It’s only going to get uglier.

    • Madame Guillotine awaits.

      • xavier

        First they need to experience the Cesceau moment. When the ordinary people shout down and jeer the elites and they’re incredulous that the ordinary people are no longer cowed or deferential.

        It’ll get very ugly and I favour some forms of free trade

  • Cat-astrophe

    The problem is the REAL influence is coming from so far up the social ladder there is no way to identify them.
    Everyone else is merely an employee of the whole charade.

  • Millie_Woods

    Change only comes to Europe through blood and fire. Like the saying goes ‘history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme’.