'Have you tried reading any of the objections to the EU from the left? I doubt it. The thing about Hard Remainers is that they seem remarkably ignorant about the anti-capitalist objections to the EU neo-liberal project.
It not about "left" or "right", it's about the fact that everything I've heard from people who voted leave is either all immigration all of the time or the mindless repetition of soundbites spewed from the mouths of their chosen mouthpieces, claims which have been easily discredited.
I have seen and heard no-one expressing that they voted "leave" on the full or partial basis of "anti-capitalism". I have however seen some claim the EU is a "threat" to capitalism and I have seen accusations that the EU is attempting to build some kind of "socialist utopia".
'The Left Case Against the EU by Costas Lapavitsas, a Soas economics professor, takes issue with the idea that the EU is all about cooperation and togetherness, a borderless paradise of interrailing and Erasmus schemes.
How wonderful, another professional mouthpiece spouting off.
Did you think because I'm left-leaning that I'd be more conciliatory towards someone on the left spouting off and attempting to influence people based on their thoughts and opinions?
A mouthpiece is a mouthpiece be they "left" or "right", what I'm looking for and what I have been looking for for a while now is evidence that people voting have acquired knowledge and have understood and considered that knowledge before making their choice and that they are able to demonstrate this by explaining their reasons for voting leave, (or remain), without resorting to soundbites and/or parroting the crap spouted by their preferred mouthpiece.
You quoting another mouthpiece does not counter my suggestion it simply reinforces it because you doing what you have done is no different to what those spouting crap about "swarms" are doing. You're just parroting someone else's opinion at me.
I know the professional mouthpieces opinions, I've seen them, heard them, for decades in many cases, however the professional mouthpieces cannot tell me why people voted one way or the other, and as I said before, whilst it is obvious that SOME voters on both sides sought out and considered the information before reaching a conclusion and voting in line with that conclusion, they make up a tiny, tiny proportion of the people who voted in the referendum.