horizon wrote:andrec wrote:Leavers like me don't need to explain ourselves. We've won. Explaining was for the people's vote campaign in 2016. However, I must point out that I have already explained myself. Maybe you've overlooked my posts. I'll recap. I don't want a foreign parliament to have any say in the laws we have to obey in the UK, and I have every confidence in the people of the UK to make their own laws, including those on the environment, safety, food standards, human rights etc.
That's fair enough. But Leavers who expound Brexit (party leaders etc) do need to explain themselves (in order to win people over). The process lurches on: if you believe it completed in 2016, again fair enough but it looks to me as if it is very much still in process, whatever the outcome. Explaining helps people to understand Brexit and gets it over the line. Change is often a long and messy process - ask any campaigner.
I disagree. Leave leaders do not need to explain themselves at all in order to win people over. The people's vote has been won. The governing party has a policy of honouring the people's decision and we are just about to get a new prime minister who has no qualms about a no deal Brexit. To me it seems that it is the Remain side which needs to do some explaining to win people over, and very quickly indeed, if it is avert total defeat. Many Remainers have tried very hard to avoid any defeat at all since 2016, but I can't help wondering of they should have been more constructive and tried to mitigate the scale of it. After the disastrous 2016 Remain campaign perhaps they should have taken a bit of time for reflection and reconsideration of their tactics, but all they did was continue and intensify the very same approach which lost them the referendum in the first place.