Messages so crass it’s hard to believe they’re not photoshopped
Saturday’s march for a so-called “people’s vote” turned up a number of pearls that spoke volumes about the nature of the campaign – placards genuinely carried by protesters that were so crass that they almost beggared belief, yet seemed not to be self-mocking or ironic.
My dog won’t be able to come skiiing
Those who’ve criticised the ‘middle class problems’ nature of much of the campaign have mocked the risk of quinoa shortages or a few pounds extra for a visa to visit a second home in Tuscany. But even they might have struggled to come up with a complaint that someone’s dog won’t be able to accompany them on a skiing holiday. But if you thought you couldn’t make it up, you’d be wrong – someone did:
Pride and… condescension
Many have observed the ‘PV’ campaign seems to have learned nothing from remain’s loss in 2016 and is operating on the same or an even higher level of condescension toward leave voters – and that writing them off as racists or stupid may not be the best strategy for winning them to a different vote that if there was a new referendum. Many placards and banners underscored this perception – not least this one:
The religiously offensive
Several Roman Catholic readers have told the SKWAWKBOX that they found this mockery of their religion offensive:
Middle class problems – or mocking chavs?
While ‘my dog can’t come skiing with me’ might be the winner in this category, it would be run close by ‘my Gucci wear will cost more’ – or perhaps it’s a condescending comment about ‘chavs’. Either way, it’s unseemly:
The condescending self-own
This one manages a hat-trick: condescending and arrogant toward leave voters – and a complete ‘self-own’:
If you’re going to mock someone’s grammar, it’s always a good idea to check you get your own right when you do it. In the sentences above, “Look” shouldn’t have a capital letter – while “grammatically” should. Oh dear.
The simply vile
The complete cringe
This one involves no visible placards, but it’s worth seeing. There’s no better way to say ‘stop Brexit’ than to change the words of an almost-century-old song and then sing it badly. Apparently:
Whether you favour leave or remain, surely no one with a concern for the millions suffering under the Tories – or even for basic manners – would want to identify with some of the attitudes portrayed by these messages.
The attitude behind them speaks volumes about much of the ‘PV’ and ‘stop Brexit’ campaign.
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