bovlomov wrote:I wonder whether the baying mob is largely the invention of powerful interests that would like us to believe that anything less than [insert what the powerful people want] will result in civil war.
I can only speak for myself, but I have absolutely no sense of what the public mood is about Brexit. How would I? All I see are opinions on social media and highly selective vox pops. They can't be representative.
Could well be, and those politicians with vested interests have done their utmost to keep their mob baying.
It is very difficult to judge the public mood, but there are clues. Opinion polls showing 40%+ support for the Tories, those dreadful vox-pops, cheering in the Question Time audience for the most jingoistic and poorly thought-out drivel. Things I have overheard include wishing for a humanitarian disaster (of unspecified type) for the migrants in the English Channel, and having a good laugh about the Italian deputy PM's support for the gilet-jaunes
. Plenty of anti-Irish sentiment around too, including on this forum.
Maybe we have the government, and the opposition, we deserve.