The minority are right far more often than people care to admit – whether that measure is on the scale of a referendum, or an individual. Populism is never a reliable benchmark.
No-one else seems to be saying this, so I will.
Way back in 1988 – when the Thatcher government passed the infamous anti-homosexual law known as Section 28 – a majority of the UK population supported it.
I was one of the minority who was against it.
Even as late as 2000, polls showed around 52% of the UK population were against the Blair government repealing the law.
Despite being in the minority – I was never in any doubt that the majority were wrong.
These days, of course, everyone claims they know Section 28 was wrong. David Cameron – a strong supporter of Section 28 at the time it was introduced – has even apologised for it.
So we – the minority who were always against Section 28 – were in the end proven to be right.
That’s why Remain supporters need to get their balls back. Because being in a minority doesn’t make us wrong.
Politicians are too afraid…
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