Just out, a book which provides support for people wanting a Better Britain in a Better Europe for a Better World …
“Let’s Talk About BREX .. it” offers a practical companion for those of us who are not prepared to let Britain slide into oblivion, just because it is not the English way to point out that we’ve had 2.5 years and achieved absolutely nothing:
- No Deal is widely recognised as a catastrophe.
- Theresa May’s deal does not secure business continuity through the lack of a customs union, the Northern Ireland border and freedom of movement for our children to live and work in Europe.
- Quite simply none of the deals on offer compare with our current arrangement with the EU.
It is always a mistake in business to pursue a strategy in the face of compelling evidence that it will fail. If I waited 2.5 years to give a business proposal to my clients I’d rightly be sacked. Brexit is indeed more complex than my business proposal example, but 2.5 years is a fair test. We must stop before further irreversible damage is done to the UK.
“Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time has gone, the song is over
Thought I’d something more to say”
Pink Floyd – Time
We have reached a point of what I call “Brexit Apathy” on both sides of the false binary debate that has atomised our United Kingdom. Brexit voters are rightly tired of Remainiacs, proselytising, cajoling, shouting, singing. In some cases they attempt to hug Brexit supporters to death, “killing them with kindness, understanding and warm fuzzies.” By the same token, some Remainers are also unimpressed with the ongoing tsunami of Brexit resistance, as active protest is not the “English” way. Some Remain supporters are now paradoxically of the view that we must follow the “will of the people”, especially if that avoids civil unrest.
My brother is a case in point. He voted Remain but now exhibits what academics call “learned helplessness.” In other words, he does not know what he could do to change the course of history. Nor does he believe he has the right to interfere with the will of the people. He also fears street violence. This in spite of the fact that the evidence suggests that the vast majority of people have fallen asleep about Brexit. Some even believe we have already done Brexit in my area of “Brexit Central.”
You will find “Let’s Talk About BREX .. it” of value if you want to know how to:
- Deal with Brexit apathy on both sides of the binary debate to change minds such that we stop the rush into Brexit self-harm.
- Overcome the sheer despair of offering reasoned debate to leave voters, only to be shouted at with such platitudes as “Get Over It – We won – 2-Nil – End Off.”
- Cope with verbally and physically aggressive leave voters in their attempt to silence democracy. I myself was punched in the face, receiving two black eyes, by 7 people who had run out of words to conduct a dialogue and found it easier to use fists as an instrument of persuasion. If you are to conduct what I call “Brexorcisms” we must expect aggressive reactions at times, although physical violence is very much an exception.
- Win the battle for hearts and minds in populist media.
- Heal strained relationships with friends and family after Brexit, at home, on the streets and on social media.
- Ride the roller coaster of personal emotions that Brexit uncertainty has thrown at us – what J.K. Rowling would call “Defence Against the Dark Brexit Arts.”
In “Let’s Talk About BREX .. it“, I’ve set out strategies, tools and techniques that I and others have used over nearly three years of anti-Brexit activism. They are illustrated with stories that give example as to how to turn around some of the most closed minds on the subject. I have done this in the hope that these will offer some inspiration and support to others.
Are you ready for some Brexit ghostbusting?