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Vox Political – Comment moderation, censorship and outright deceit

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Vox Political

I’ve followed Mike Sivier’s Vox Political for a number of years. Not so much for the quality of content (many posts are nothing more than an image and a couple of paragraphs), but because his prolific output is a good resource for catching up on things that the MSM have deigned not newsworthy, or I may have missed elsewhere on the interwebs. Mike appears to be an avid Remainer, and is oft seen to rehash misleading and irrelevant tropes in support of his rejection of the 2016 referendum on our EU membership. The overarching premise of why I have turned […]

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An argument against the motion for the People’s Vote

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St Ives CLP

Introductory note: This is a draft of the speech I hope to make to my CLP at our general meeting tonight. I realise it reads quite cumbersomely, but it is written with my particular vernacular in mind. Tonight, we are faced with a decision on whether or not to adopt a motion in support of the People’s Vote.  It is my contention that we should reject this motion, and while I have a great many examples that back such an outcome, time prohibits my exploring each of them. So I’ll raise two points here, that I hope will establish the […]

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Albert Owen MP (Lab) trots out all the usual People’s Vote tropes

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Albert Owen MP

Albert Owen MP is the latest Labour MP to step into the fray regarding repeating hackneyed misrepresentations about the People’s Vote (PV), what it entails and why he supports it. Not to put too fine a point on it, here is my “Fisking” of him: A People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal is the best and most democratic solution to the current Brexit mess. Really? How so? A vote singularly on the deal – which in and of itself would be democratic – does nothing to approach the mess he alludes to. We either accept the mess that the […]

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A discussion on the People’s Vote

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What follows here is a transcript of an email discussion I am currently involved in. As it is an email exchange, and may be deemed personal, I present my interlocutor as anonymous. What I feel I can divulge, is that it is someone that is a fellow Labour Party member in my own CLP. I have minimally edited the exchanges with the addition of a few missing full-stops for consistency, and have added in [square brackets] where I accidentally omitted words from the original. I have not changed the sentiments at all. We open with my response to a contemporary […]