Tactical Remain Voting At A Brexit General Election – Bring It On Quite Frankly

The People’s Vote Campaign – as vile a collection of Remoaners as the country contains – are recommending that Remoaners vote tactically at any general election called to sort out this Brexit controversy. The correct answer to this being Bring It On.

For the more people calling for tactical voting the more tactical voting there will be. And Leave is, as we know, the preference of that plurality of the electorate and that majority of those who bothered to vote when asked directly on the point. Thus we should expect tactical voting to give us a Leave majority in the House of Commons.

As, for example, would a TBP and Tory agreement to encourage tactical voting through a stand down agreement have won Brecon. As such might well win a rather large number of those Northern seats where Labour traditionally weighs the votes.

So, yes, why not do this?

The campaign leading the push for a second EU referendum has drawn up a hit list of 100 marginal seats in which it will tell Remain supporters to vote tactically at an early general election. The aim is to boost the number of MPs who favour putting the Brexit issue back to the people. The People’s Vote campaign is planning to blitz marginals across England, Scotland and Wales before a widely expected early poll, urging Remainers to ditch their traditional party loyalties where necessary in order to help install pro-referendum MPs or defeat MPs or candidates who oppose a second public vote. Supporters of another referendum believe that if they can boost the number of MPs who support putting the issue back to the people, they can then win a Commons vote to trigger a second vote and reverse Brexit.

The thing being it’s not possible to tell the country to vote tactically and the country only vote tactically the one way. The message has to be general – for of course no one does know who the Remain and Leave voters actually are, communications must cover both of them – and thus the message will be, err, general. Thus Leave will benefit from this advice just as much as Remain will.

So, yes, let us lance this boil. Let us have that decision done and dusted. And why the hell not have a general election where the question is, well, should the will of the people be enacted or should the nomenklatura continue to have their cushy EU gravy train? The British answer to this question will surprise rather a lot of said nomenklatura for Chesterton was right you know. And perhaps it’s about time we did speak.

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Leo Savantt
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If by miracle or perchance by mistake the UK finds itself at 11pm 31st October outside of the Customs Union, Single Market and free from adherence to the rulings of the ever so cynically named European Court of Justice, will the remain alliance campaign at a subsequent GE to rejoin the EU? Unlikely, furthermore would the Brexit Party even need to continue?

Tactical voting as part of a strategy is enticing, but without a clear overall goal it is without point. The ball then is back in Boris’s court.

Rhoda Klapp
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Rhoda Klapp

Lib-dems see it as a way to get seats. Lib-dem seats which will last far longer than the remain bloc. After a year out there will be as many seeking a return to the EU as there are wanting to join the euro now.

Jonathan Harston
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Jonathan Harston

“trigger a second vote and reverse Brexit”

Ooooo, I soooo like the optimism there.

Boganboy
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Boganboy

I’d certainly vote to leave, but I’m an Aussie. Still, I agree with Churchill that democracy is obviously the worst possible form of government, except for all the others. So if you Brits wish to have another vote, good luck to you.

Dodgy Geezer
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Unfortunately we have not spoken YET. Or rather, we don’t seem able to speak.

We are now on our third Prime Minister who has promised to take up out of the EU. And we are not only still not out, but we seem to be getting further away from leaving with each year that passes. I presume that this is expected to go on indefinitely…