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Thread #165570   Message #3995070
Posted By: Backwoodsman
03-Jun-19 - 08:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
”The reasons have become obvious to everybody

Have they? Not to me and I do not fancy myself as "evolved ahead of the 1940s socialism". Whatever that may mean. I am the working class son of a Polish immigrant. My Dad was a painter and decorator, supported the union all his life and hated both communism and fascism. I think some of that rubbed off on me. I was educated to GCE O level standard, started work at 16, did day release to get my ONC and was accepted on a part time economics degree that was cancelled after 4 weeks. I never bothered after that.

Yet I can see that strong trading partners with no barriers to employment will benefit me, my children and my grandchildren far more than pulling up the drawbridge and going it alone. I know we will never convince you Al but what you spout about only the middle and upper classes wanting to remain is utter nonsense.”

Amen, Dave, Amen.

Your story very closely mirrors my own - except that my dad was the British-born son of the British-born son of a South African immigrant and was a fitter in an engineering works, and my mother was the daughter of a dock-worker - and Al’s thinly-veiled suggestion that I’m ‘Middle-Class’, and living in an ‘affluent area’ is ill-informed and, quite frankly, laughable.

The wish to Remain in the EU has very little to do with ‘class’, and everything to do with having a brain and using it to sort out the lies and bullshit from facts and truth, and not seeking a scapegoat for one’s dissatisfaction with one’s lot.