Good old Barry Gardiner has taken it in the knackers from a furious Welshman on LBC today, on the subject of a second referendum, and he mewled the tired old “No-one knew what they were voting for” line.
Apparently back in June 2016 there was insufficient information on the ballot paper for Barry – he feels that voters simply could not have made an informed judgement from the meagre amount of information therein about what Leave and Remain stood for.
Which is weird, because I distinctly remember some complaints about a bus, and I don’t remember a massive red 48-seat Routemaster being on the ballot paper. Where on earth did voters get this £350m a week figure from, when it wasn’t on the ballot paper?
Surely this begs the question of how people in Brent North can vote for Barry next week, when all it will say on the ballot paper is….
“Barry Gardiner – The Labour Party Candidate”
How on earth will they know what Barry is all about, with such a paucity of information from which to draw?
I mean, you can’t vote for a man just because he is called Barry.
Or even Barry Gardiner.
No matter – I’m sure that (if elected) Barry will campaign day and night for a recall in his constituency, so that a second vote can be held.
With only a Tory and a Brexit Party candidate on the ballot paper.
The good people of Brent North will surely be grateful.