John Major has spoken out against Brexit. It is odd that he thinks holding a referendum is so dreadful. After all he caved into Referendum Party pressure and vowed to hold one before any attempt to scrap the pound.
Major said that leaving the European Union will be about the tyranny of the majority. Tyranny? This is a revolting word to use to describe the United Kingdom reclaiming its sovereignty. He would rather have the tyranny of the minority. Despite all Remains massive advantages, despite cheating through using public money to fund their side the Remainers still lost.
The referendum was far more democratic than an election. Every vote was of equal value. When there is an elite consensus among parties then the opinion of the masses can be prevented from having any influence. For so long this was the case on the EU.
Back in the 90s he initially opposed a referendum on getting rid of sterling. He said it involved issues that are highly complex. The implication being that most people are too thick to be allowed a say. Of course that is true but also applies to elections.
The referendum was held to determine the United Kingdom’s future. There is no doubt as to the result. Major is Britain’s most discredited Prime Minister. He left office with record disapproval ratings. He led his party to being wiped out in Scotland and Wales. The opinion of this loser carries very little weight indeed.