Re: You know you're in trouble..
the problem is not that they did or did not find any medling, which would have been a satisfactory outcome, the problem is that, given there was medling in the 2014 scotish independance vote, why were they not looking for it in the 2016 referendum?
Can we please stop with the two tribes mantra, the vote was 4+ years ago, and there is nothing that can be done to change the fact that a no-deal brexit is going to happen, as the wheels of the EU dont work fast enough to get a deal done before the end of january.
if covid has proved anything, its where the UK sits in the global hierachy, when it comes outside the EU, everyone else was getting their PPE to their specification, long before we were and they didnt have to send the military to pick it up.
If you used your own brain and looked at even the facts that vote leave presented, the factual basis for leaving the EU, in the short to medium term was always bad. The posibility in the long term that the outcomes might be better was there, but not certain.
the problem is there were very little in the way of facts available to make a decision at the time of the referendum, so most people did not have the facts to make a properly informed decision, and went on gut feeling and promises on the side of a bus.
Since then many more facts have come to light, the Leave campaign has been convicted of breaking election rules, the side of the bus and the size of the brexit dividend have been disproved, the norway style brexit touted at the referendum, has turned into no deal, and covid happened.
there are many senario that could have lead to the decisons going differently, especially considering the Labour party did not take an official position.
The original intent of the refernedum, was to try to hold the Tory party together through the general election, and since the vote, not only them, but other parties too have fallen apart, we have had several General elections, the shortest parliment ever, and the longest minority government ever, and the country is know run by a self proclaimed genius that no-body elected and thinks a 30 minute drive on provincial roads with wife and son in tow is a good eye test.