Over the weekend, the celebrities have stepped in and joined the People’s Vote cause. Combine that with the news that SuperDry – the brand of clothes for people with no personality - is pumping a million pounds into the anti-Brexit campaign, and it’s clearer than ever to the average person that the People’s Vote, is a matter of globalism vs regular people.
It’s a battle between the establishment and the people, celebrities and the peasants, the elite and the oppressed.
The Evening Standard reported how a multitude of other BBC characters have come out in favour of a second referendum. Some are predictable – of course, Gary Lineker has already been rightfully questioned about his support for a second referendum. Apparently, senior figures in the BBC didn’t like his political affiliations, but issued a statement explaining that because he isn’t involved in political output, his personal views don’t affect the BBC’s impartiality. Sure…
Others, however, surprised me. Tracey Ullman, for instance. She’s the amazing impressionist who impersonates Nicola Sturgeon perfectly, and has ripped Jeremy Corbyn a new one over his anti-Semitism. I’m really surprised by her, but she’s lent her support to the People’s Vote campaign alongside Armando Iannucci (the writer of The Thick of It, one of my favourite shows), Steve Coogan of Alan Partridge fame, and even Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden.
Surely this is enough for the people to see the con. I think the average voter already knows what’s going on at this point, but if the message isn’t clear enough, these people help drive that home. If Nigel Farage wants a new campaign idea, then perhaps he should consider this: plaster the faces of these wealthy brats on a billboard, and remind the people who’s in favour of Brexit and who isn’t.
Include SuperDry, too – run by left-wing multi-millionaire Julian Dunkerton, who has been accused of selling products made by factory workers in India who are paid 28 pence per hour. Dunkerton loves his cheap labour, which is why he just pumped a million quid into the People’s Vote campaign.
He’s not even subtle about his intentions, either. This isn’t about improving democracy or giving people a voice – it’s about reversing the decision we made in 2016. The BBC reported that he was backing the campaign because “we have a genuine chance to turn this around.”
With the news that Nigel Farage is back and working on the Leave Means Leave campaign, that Jacob Rees Mogg is warning the Prime Minister she won’t have sufficient support in the Commons to back her Chequers plan, and the celebrities coming out en masse to support the People’s Vote tour, it feels like we’re in the referendum campaign again.
You wouldn’t think we’d done this all before, would you? The politicians and the celebrities are shamelessly acting as if the question was never asked, and they think they’re going to get away with it. By now, though, they should have learned – we won the Brexit vote because we didn’t trust the establishment and the celebrities. And we’ll win it again, if we have to.