Minutes after England were dumped out of the Euros by Iceland in 2016, petitions were launched demanding a re-run of the previous 90 minutes.

The arguments were simple: we didn’t like it.

No sir, we didn’t like it one bit.

But life, as it invariable does, returned back to normal and we learned to deal with what had happened.

Over the last six or seven years we, across the nation, have had our say on; the voting system we use, whether Scotland should stay in the UK, and whether we should leave the EU.

All emotive topics, almost as emotive as the Euro 2016 debacle, but when it was all said and done we had our decisions and we made do.


Chuka Umunna & Nick Clegg - Open Britain

Day of Action

Brexit was the biggest vote in our history.  Over 17 million voted to leave the EU.  52%.

It was close, just like the Scottish referendum, it was equally evocative, and it was undeniably more passionate.

But unlike in Scotland, large pockets of groups – all funded by former politicians/multimillionaires/billionaires – have decided that Brexit is to be resisted at all costs.

A day of action is planned to somehow help this cause.  Naturally Edinburgh, which voted overwhelming to remain, will be the centre piece.  Equally understandable are the lack of action days planned in the north, or the south west, or Kent, or Sussex, or Wales, or Northern Ireland, the east Midlands.

There are lots in London, however.

Best of 3, 5, 7, 9…

The day of action will strike terror into the hearts of leave voters and democrats alike – armed with 500,000 leaflets and ‘over 100 stalls,’ the pro-EU army looks an unstoppable force.

But of course, we’ve had the referendum; that was almost two years ago.  We are leaving the EU.

Just as after the referendum on Scotland and on which method we use to vote, we’ve made our decision; that’s called democracy.

The day of action promotes itself as ‘the biggest day of action on the EU,’ well no, no it isn’t.

The biggest day was in June 2016 – it was, by numerical definition, the biggest day of action on the EU topic – or any topic for that matter.

Let’s be clear on one thing: these groups are well funded.  They are backed by the richest and most influential elites the UK has to offer.  They are well connected and they have shown they don’t value what the great unwashed has to say – unless of course, the plebs agree with them.

So what should be done if you value democracy?

Very little.

Brexit is happening; no amount of leafleting is going to change that.

And that is the beauty of democracy: one person, one vote.  Even if some have the backing of the elite.