Did the ‘Leave’ campaign mislead the public ?

The Leave Campaign majored on:Leave Bus

  1. Control of our Boards to limit immigration.
  2. The £340 million per week that we send to the EU could be spent instead on the NHS.

Please read this article on the BBC Web Site.

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17 Responses to Did the ‘Leave’ campaign mislead the public ?

  1. Dr Allan Dodds says:

    The Leave campaign shared a very depressing similarity with the SNP’s Scottish Referendum campaign: false promises (we can still use the Pound), downright deceptions (Scotttish oil will pay for it all), respected experts rubbished (Alistair Darling and others) and genuine concerns labelled as “Project Fear”. Negative emotions were whipped up and no rational debate was permitted. Fortunately for Scotland, reason won by a narrow margin, but in the UK emotion has won and with the cold dawn of reality even the Leavers are wondering what they’ve visited upon themselves. The Leavers never even had a Plan A in the first place and the Government’s Plan B looks unworkable. The electorate was well and truly duped, I’m afraid: we’ve inherited an omnishambles.

    • Joan Wade says:

      For several days the press had been saying that Boris had the Brexit plan – but it looks now as if he might have left it somewhere.

      • Mike Johnson says:

        Quotes from the Independent News Paper Web Site.
        Tories in turmoil as claims of treachery engulf leadership contest.
        Former DPM Michael Heseltine said he had ‘never seen anything like it’

      • Joan Wade says:

        Some say that Nigel Farage might have had a plan but when asked about this he resigned as head of UKIP.

  2. Barry Morrison says:

    Michael Heseltine says Boris Johnson has ripped the Tory party apart and his actions are contemptible..This from a man who was mainly responsible for the Tory party split and with his treacherous henchmen contemptibly stabbed Margaret Thatcher in the back and took her out in 1990.

    • Ian Blakeley says:

      Oh yes the Conservative Government of the 1980’s, that engineered a strike with the miners in retaliation for the 1970’s strike that brought down the Heath government. (Unfortunately that clown Scargill swallowed Maggies bait hook, line and sinker and in spite of great advice from the TUC conference managed to cause hatred within families which still simmers today). A government that famously declared “there is no such thing as society”, that encouraged the recklessness of the banking sector resulting in the 2008 crisis and whose aim still is to destroy the Trades Union movement whatever the cost.

      The Tory party today reminds me of the Romans; innumerable plots, intrigues and back stabbings because a lot of them want to be ‘the boss’.

  3. Barry Morrison says:

    The only reference I was making to Maggie Thatcher’s government is the hypocracy of Michael Heseltine regarding Boris Johnson..If we were to discuss her government of the 80’s we’d be here all night and everybody would be bored stiff. However, I will say that looking at very recent events the second rate politicians of all three parties are making us a laughing stock of the world..But, we’ll pull through..After all, we’re British..Ain’t we?

    • Joan Wade says:

      Today many thousands of people have marched through London in support of the UK’s membership of the European Union. It has been pointed out that the recent non binding referendum was marred by a campaign under which those leading the Brexit people have now accepted that they gave out misinformation and that they can not now deliver on what they had promised.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        And your point being Joan?

      • Joan Wade says:

        My point Ian is that Brexit is leading to a much greater mess than any of us imagined and it is important that as a nation we revise our approach to Europe before any more damage is done to our economy and wellbeing.

  4. Barry Morrison says:

    Good, then it’s time to sling it right back at the politicians who should have done the job right in the first place instead of kow towing without question to everything the EU has slung at us over the years.

  5. Howard Shakespeare says:

    The question should be, did the Remain side mislead the public? The answer is a definite yes!
    Project fear was a disgrace to British politics. Fortunately the British backbone won the day.
    Even now Remain demand a second referendum. Not that it will happen, but if it did, when they lose again, will they call for a third?
    What about at the next election. Perhaps the losing party could call for another election?
    The Remain anarchists, should learn what the word Democracy means.

    • Joan Wade says:

      Democracy Howard? – Mmm – For the next four years we now have a Prime Minster unelected by the people or even members of her own party and who comes from the wing of her party that lost the referendum. All the Brexit leaders having now left the building. Meanwhile we have an opposition were some of those elected to represent us are waging war on their own members and their own elected leader.

  6. Barry Morrison says:

    Only last week I was in Majorca and I’ve lost count of the number of Spanish people who agreed that brexit was a good thing as Brussels needed to get a grip on reality and they wished that Spain would put up a fight..Unfortunately their hands are tied as they are part of the single currency which has ruined their economy and is responsible for 50% youth employment. Same as Greece..Same as Italy..Same as Portugal.

  7. Barry Morrison says:

    There’s only one thing I can say about this Joan, in another forum you called it Brexit lies. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, We’ve been lied to continuously for the last 45 years so what is the difference. Of course, now it suits the remains to say there were lies told.

  8. Barry Morrison says:

    A couple of weeks before the EU referendum the world was probably thinking UK politicians are losing the plot…A few days after the refendum results were announced the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron announced that at the next general election the Lib Dems would campaign for the UK to rejoin the EU..That, my friends is what convinced the world that UK politicians HAD lost the plot. Is this guy for real?

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