Earlier in the day, it was mooted that a Times poll [Remain paper] and Opinium poll was coming out in the evening and I tweeted, asking people not to take any notice of it, even if it favoured Leave, as it would be bollox. As it turned out, one had Brexit gaining and one had them dead level.
Then, from nowhere, came not only a poll of 1000 people the Mail supposedly found from somewhere and it trumpeted that Jo Cox’s death had changed everything and the lead Leave had was now reversed and Remain had “stormed into the lead”.
After all, the man in the dock today gave his name as “death to traitors and for Britain”, so clearly people must instantly change their minds because this referendum has nothing to do with the arguments as to why the country should or should not leave, it’s all about Jo Cox and how we must all support her now and vote Remain.
The Mail then reinforced this with commentless pieces such as:
‘Don’t let this man’s sacrifice go in vain’: Outrage as Swastika-covered vote Leave activist calls Jo Cox’s death ‘unfortunate’… and says it shouldn’t stop us quitting EU
They’d found some neo-Nazi who had said this and of course, all Leavers are therefore Nazis and while al their hate is being shown in killing poor Jo, the decent world loved her like a sister – gosh, even Obama weighed in – so let’s stop all this referendum nonsense now. On Monday is the memorial, then a few days post-mortem and reflection on how we should all live together, Muslims who have never killed or raped anyone and everything’s love and happiness.
In a wave of emotion, article after article was shoved onto the front page, of which this was one:
Don’t fall for Leave campaign’s spin… I back the PM: How Jo Cox used last message four days before she died to support plans to curb EU migrants
They then lovingly republished her entire propaganda piece.
This is beyond outrageous, it takes dishonesty to a new low. Will Cameron now postpone the poll until next year or does he think the Jo Cox wheeze will get him over the line?
Frankly, the dishonesty is sickening. Now, if the Mail is to be believed, which I sincerely hope it’s not, then people are deciding on which way to vote according to a wave of sympathy over someone’s death. And if this does cause a Remain vote on Thursday, committing this country to its death as a nation, then it is a deeply divided nation in which people like us are never, ever, going to work with people like that lot.
The violence will spiral out of control, things will start happening. The EU will most certainly collapse no matter what, as France and Italy go down, Turks will flood in here, as will the jihadis, the rapes and murders will reach unparalleled levels and the idiot left will blame it all on anyone but themselves.
You know what was one of the most nauseating things the Mail printed? That this poll said most people felt Cameron had handled the referendum campaign best. My case rests.
It’s very hard to go to sleep now after that, this is being written at 2:29 a.m.