The mood is shifting, will you support us?
PUBLISHED: 10:45 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 03 September 2018
Matt Kelly explains how you can help us invest in more anti-Brexit journalism and our fast-growing digital channels.
There’s something in the air. The mood in Britain is changing.
The only difficulty is trying to work out whether things are getting more hopeful, or worse.
Such is the emotional see-saw that is life as a Remainer.
One thing is for sure; talk of a second referendum that would have, just a year ago, seen you labelled a traitor or deranged, is now commonplace.
The New European led the way – we are still the only newspaper in Britain to campaign against Brexit in any form – but recently the call for another vote has become rather fashionable.
The Economist and the Mail on Sunday have both repeated the inescapable logic of our argument: that so much has changed since June 23, 2016 that it is no longer reasonable to pretend the vote gave anybody a mandate for anything.
Many others are now taking the idea of a second referendum very seriously.
The BBC is running an article headlined ‘How Would A Second Referendum Be Held’. For anyone interested in giving the country the opportunity to avoid a damaging Brexit, this is all encouraging and uplifting.
However... before anyone gets carried away, let’s all keep our hats on: the alternate reality inhabited by the Brexit extremists looks even more likely to come to fruition.
Theresa May has made plain her determination to see this thing through whatever the cost may be.
She has demonstrated her willingness to bend to the will, not of the people, but of the European Research Group, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, the backbench MP who now packs more punch than any minister of government, indeed more than the prime minister herself.
They are determined, organised and utterly ruthless. They will fight tooth and nail to resist any perceived diversion by May from their dogma-driven Brexit vision.
So although there are signs of rationality springing, let’s not kid ourselves. We are a long way from realising our goals.
All of which brings me to you, The New European reader.
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