Virtue signalling in progress

In the wake of the Brexit referendum there has been a significant increase in virtue signalling. Detailed statistics are currently unavailable, but significant increase in virtue signalling have been widely observed across all social media. Whilst the situation is being monitored it is currently thought that the afflicted are not contagious and pose only a low threat to democracy at this time. The current outbreak appears to be predominantly amongst those that voted to remain in the EU. This worrying trend has been typified by behavior such as: Posting supportive messages saying “all immigrants are welcome” but keeping the post … Continue reading

Those Flexcit links in full

In what I don’t think came as any surprise to anyone who’d been paying the slightest bit of attention, neither the exit campaign nor the Government had even the slightest inkling of a plan as to what to do if the people actually voted to leave. Really given they did exactly the same thing for the Scottish referendum that they’d do so again is of no shock. This has caused quite a bit of consternation amongst those that voted remain and people that expect our Government to display any degree of competence. Well the good news is that there are … Continue reading

Three excellent post #Brexit posts

I’m still organizing my thoughts about the result of the EU referendum, particularly in the face of all of the vitriol and anti-democratic bile currently coming from those that voted to remain (so much for a kinder, gentler politics). So I’ll be returning to this in due course. In the meantime here are three truly excellent comments on the matter which capture quite a lot of what I’m thinking. Rich Nolan on what the referendum was and wasn’t What the referendum was: A vote to leave the political institution the EU. What the referendum was not: Anti-Europe A vote to … Continue reading