It’s unfortunate or fortunate, depending on your view, that the public image of Leave is JRM and Andrea J, while that of Remain is Soubry and Miller.
The thoroughly unpleasant Soubry is doing great things for Leave.
It’s the apoplectically rabid way Remain act, the state’s dirty tricks and Deep State heavyhandedness along with it which are turning people off [surveyed 15% increase in Leave a few days back], coupled with Antifa tactics [not directly linked to this issue but it’s all association in people’s minds, innit?], whilst Leavists are coming across as brave resigners from sinecures*, a young woman and child [blonde and pretty too] secretly attacked behind the scenes by the whips.
On the negative side for Leave, Gove and Fox come over badly but thank goodness have now been shown to be closet Remoaners, Boris should also come over badly for his porkies but he’s a teflon coated opportunist and then, outside the party, Farage is both ways in reputation, Arron Banks is quite liked and appears to be targetted currently by the state forces of evil.
Despite the MSM blanket ban on all Leave voices bar JRM’s [Remain’s least worst fallback option, as distinct from “that ghastly man” Farage], Leave spokespeople have shown themselves to be adept, which is not difficult all they are doing is shout for extant govt policy policy and the Mansion House speech. A bit too easy actually.
Remain are pushing it uphill, wallowing in the mire of the democratic deficit – the stacked BBC audiences and intolerant tone of the presenters have been a godsend for Leave – plus the Guianan woman and tricky dicky lawyers and wealth behind her. There’s no white knight in shining armour for them – wot, Ken Clarke?
Even Leave’s John Redwood is coming out of it looking good. There are also peripheral [to Pure Brexit] factors – the Donald, Tommy and free speech, AMW touching on immigration, the elephant in the room.
And the dramatic, patriotic images are Leave’s Nigel and Kate Hoey steaming up the Thames, redolent of Britain’s naval history – it all adds to the picture. The plucky little fishing boat with the Leave flag fluttering – all good stuff.
And what do Remain have to counter that? Jo Cox, a double-edged sword.
Plus there seems brainpower on the Leave side, the articulate ability to take down idiots like, say, Greening who are parrotting narrative and who then get caught out not having been fed the next bit.
If I wanted to, I could make a far better case for Remoan, avoiding the pitfalls. But this shower of tossers seems incapable. So be it.