@cakeis_not_alie @cstross Here in the UK : revealing that the Prime Minister is untrustworthy is bad because it undermines trust in the Prime Minister.

<facepalm so hard that face pokes into a dimension where it's eaten by Shub-Niggurath>

@cakeis_not_alie @cstross Here in the UK : revealing that the Prime Minister is untrustworthy is bad because it undermines trust in the Prime Minister.



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@dr_barnowl @cstross Nothing explains the UK at this point. I gave up trying to find any logic for them. Future generations will have multiple PhD tracks in trying to explain Brexit. Good luck to them, because that is NEVER going to make any damned sense.

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@dr_barnowl @cstross The same can be said in the US. Most of those USians want things like universal healthcare, and other basic social services. You think you could talk either party into it?

The disconnect between the political class and the people is alarming there. And here in Canada. The UK...

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@cstross @cakeis_not_alie Indeed :

The referendum won an outcome that the majority of people that will have to live with it did not want.

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@dr_barnowl @cakeis_not_alie Also another 4-6% who were under 18 at the time of the referendum are now old enough to vote, and they lean roughly 80% pro-EU membership.

If they’d re-run the Brexit referendum any time after 2017 “Remain” would have won.

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@cakeis_not_alie @cstross Should this not then extend to voters? The majority of people who voted for Brexit ... is already no longer a majority, because in 5 years since the referendum, 28% of over 65s will have died

That's 7.5% of the Leave vote, more than the difference between winning and losing.

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We MUST impose age limits on elected officials. Nobody over the age of 65 should be allowed to be an elected official.

No legislator should be so old that they don't care about the consequences of their choices because they won't live to see them. I don't care if that's ageist.

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