Saturday, 7th December 2019

How to be a deeply unlikeable Remainer

BREXITERS are frequently criticised for being shouty and unreasonable, but – fair’s fair –  Remainers can be obnoxious too. Here’s how: 

Keep mentioning old Brexiters dying

Is it normal to keep enthusiastically pointing out that many Leavers will soon be coffin-dodging no longer? Will it win support to tell people that it’s a good thing that their brexit-backing grandmother will soon be dead?

Assume you are very, very clever

Brexiters may believe risible things about bendy bananas and Atlantic convoys, but it does not follow that you are extremely intelligent. If you think leaving the EU means you and your children can never go to Europe again you might not be the brainiac you believe.

Lean on stereotyping

‘Metropolitan elites’ is a lazy stereotype, but so are ‘thick Geordies’ and ‘retired Home Counties racists’. Such people exist in large numbers, but excluding South Shields-based rocket scientists, the Tunbridge Wells Over-65s Communist Party of Great Britain doesn’t help your cause.

Drone on about London going independent

The powerhouse economy of London might work as a separate city state, but how realistic is it, really? Britain’s crumbling rail services make getting north of Watford tough enough without border checks, and blockades by angry Northerners would see the city starve in a day.

Be a psychopath on Twitter

Be as unhinged as possible, perhaps screaming ‘THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKING AWAY MY HUMAN RIGHTS MUST BE MADE TO PAY’, even if in real life you are a Guardian reader who gently captures spiders and releases them into the garden.