“I can’t believe you voted for Brexit.”
“You hate immigrants don’t you?” “Oh, you’re all thick, you don’t have
a clue what you’re voting for.” “Oh no! The pound, the pound, the pound,
the pound’s fallen, what a disaster!” “You’re just a racist.”
That’s the one that grates the most. It’s like saying, “Are you a paedophile?”
The most slanderous thing anyone can say. Obviously 17.4 million people are not racists.
Being concerned about immigration is not racist. A lot of people are actually pro freedom of
movement and see the EU as like kind of a racist entity, because it only lets white
people have freedom of movement. And also polls actually said like consistently
after the vote that the main reason why most leavers voted was because of democracy. “What young person would vote for Brexit?”
When I voted Brexit I was just 21. This young person!
I kind of bucked the trend a little bit. I think I might have been the only leave voter
at Glastonbury last year. Most Brexiteers are portrayed as like swivel-eyed
flag waving loons. I’ve met actually quite a few young people
that voted leave. Although a lot of the time they do tell you in secret.
I had to boycott social media. I’d just get messages saying, “Urgh you’re
a disgusting Brexiteer!” I was “a wanker”, I was “a racist”.
They don’t just dislike your politics, they literally dislike you as a person, they take
it personally. I’d like to say, a young leave voter is
liberal and has a positive outlook, and hopes for a better world. Oh big one. “Hate won.”
I think hope won. Was the other side love then? I mean because
I didn’t get that memo. I didn’t get the love either.
It’s not hate. You know people who voted Brexit, we’re not hateful people, we’re
not nasty people. Yeah it doesn’t come from a bad place.
I believe I voted for honorable reasons. It sounds like, “Oh we hate Europeans, anyone
from Europe”, no, no, no, we don’t, we hate the structure and the construct of the
European Union. I don’t particularly hate anybody… well
maybe I hate Nick Clegg. “How about that £350 million pounds then?”
Ah the bus. The bus. The infamous £350 million.
I literally know nobody who believed that. It was basically trying to say this is how
much money we ship off to the EU every year. Well they all say that was a lie, but you
know, at the end of the day I voted for my own reasons.
People think that bus that has a number written on it, has persuaded people.
And like, because one woman on Newsnight, one week, decided to say “That’s why I voted
to leave because of the bus.” Apparently that reflects the majority of the people,
it absolutely does not. Ah no, let’s pick this one. Let’s pick
this one, I can see it now. “You’re just as bad as people who voted
for Trump.” It’s not a bad thing that we’ve done here,
it’s not a crime. Yeah you can disagree with someone that votes
Trump, I disagree with a lot of Trump’s policies, but I don’t think they’re a
bad person. Truth is that yeah, Brexit voters are normal
people like you watching this. The biggest parallel between Brexit and Trump
is that it highlighted how out of touch many politicians are.
Brexit is more positive I think. It’s about democracy, it’s about popular sovereignty,
whereas Trump is an idiot. “What’s going to happen to Brits living
in Europe?” Immigration is vital on both sides and it
does make our society far more affluent and a better place, likewise it does for the rest
of the EU. You’re still going to be able to travel
abroad, work abroad and stay abroad, you know you can do those things in countries that
aren’t in the EU right now. So people who don’t like the fact that they’re
not going to get cheap flights anymore. We voted for democracy and to instill our democracy
and to maintain our democracy and I think that’s worth a £59.99 flight in Ryanair.
We’ll always be European, we’ll always have European values and be part of the European
culture. I don’t think it’s going to make a massive
difference, really…unless the European Union decides to be extra mean in the negotiations.
Which it might be, but… It’s the European Union, it’s a man-made,
bureaucratic, paper-pushing, hell-hole, that I’m very proud that 17.4 million British
people decided to stick their fingers up to and walk away.
Yeah. “You didn’t know what you were voting
for.” I heard that one a lot actually, like “Now,
now.” They’re trying to frame it like it was just
a load of uneducated bigots versus like the enlightened remainers.
You just have to look at the turnout really to show that obviously people did know what
they were voting for, they really cared about it.
I don’t think anyone really what’s going to happen, but it can’t be any worse than
it is now. And for 17.4 million people, they were willing
to take a risk. I think that’s incredible and that’s why I think Brexit was the largest,
democratic mandate in British political history. “Would you still vote Brexit?”
In a heartbeat. A hundred percent.
After it got attacked so much, you felt the need to defend it so badly, so I am more pro-Brexit,
than I was a year ago. Whether you voted Brexit, whether you voted
Remain, lets all get on one team and make the best of it.
You can be pro-immigration and vote for Brexit. And you can be young and vote for Brexit.
I actually feel like a radical, young person shaping the future, like I love it.
We have changed the world. I mean that’s a really exciting thing to be part of.
Yeah we have. That sounds so lame, but we have, we actually have.
It sounds so Disney, but it’s true.