June 29, 2018

UK: Danny Dyer’s (kind of) right on Brexit

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Actor Danny Dyer was pretty rough on David Cameron, wasn’t he? I’ve said some outrageous stuff on telly, but I’ve never dropped the T-bomb.

On Good Evening Britain, which is apparently a TV show now (have you heard of it? I haven’t), Dyer branded former PM Cameron a "tw*t" for disappearing after the Brexit vote.

And you know what? I kind of agree.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have a Brexiteer like Jacob Rees Mogg running the Brexit negotiations – but isn’t it also the case that, had Cameron stuck around, he would have shown the people he was willing to implement their decision in Parliament

Perhaps he could have rescued is reputation, admitted defeat gracefully, and worked hard to implement what the people wanted in a timely manner. But instead, he bowed out and just disappeared.

Take a look at what Dyer said:

You can hardly blame him, can you?

Some people have a lot of anger towards Cameron. Some think he should never have given us the referendum, others think he was a coward for disappearing. I think he was a professional and talented politician who wet his pants and had to walk home from school. We showed him up by rejecting his version of the future under a Brexit Britain, ignoring his fear mongering, and voting for an independent Britain.

I also think Dyer has a point about Brexit being a "mad riddle" that nobody understands. He’s technically true, but I don’t think that’s Brexit’s fault. I think that’s the fault of the politicians who are purposely muddying the waters every day.

Of course people are going to be confused when they were told during the referendum campaign that leaving the EU means leaving the single market and customs union – only to be told AFTER the referendum that actually leaving the EU can mean we stay in both. Dyer’s right. The whole thing is mad. And the politicians are doing their very best job of being politicians about it.

Delaying. Confusing. Bickering. Fighting. And not getting much done.

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