The Echo of The Voiceless

by Joseph Ratliff

“From the very beginning the referendum was a farcical affair. What we needed was a year-long process (at the absolute minimum) of information, education and debate. What we got, for what was billed as ‘the most important decision in a generation’, was a short-lived barrage of sound-bite, fear-mongering, popularist jingoism and media hype.”

The above quote describes our media accelerated society, where the majority of the people will tolerate this broken process (for a variety of reasons, some out of their control).

The only solution I can see is a major physical revolution where people ignore attempts to be placated by “entertain-olotics” and media. (In America, we are in sore need of this as well).

People numbering towards the 25 – 100 million must make their presence felt.

Short of that (and it is a TALL undertaking), I can’t see light for these broken political systems.

Warren Draper

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Like it or not, the UK (as it is currently constituted) has decided to leave the EU. What this means for us in socioeconomic terms will only become evident over the coming decade. Likewise what it means for Britain as a unified whole will only become evident over the course of the next couple of years. The one thing we can be certain of is that the entire process has laid bare the terrible state of politics and democracy in Britain, right here, right now.

From the very beginning the referendum was a farcical affair. What we needed was a year-long process (at the absolute minimum) of information, education and debate. What we got, for what was billed as ‘the most important decision in a generation’, was a short-lived barrage of sound-bite, fear-mongering, popularist jingoism and media hype.

If we have learned anything from this referendum it is that the…

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