We must use this moment to think not only about what needs to be done to rectify wrongs of the past but to prepare for the democratic future we needby Kyle Taylor / August 9, 2018 / Leave a comment
For a group of people who ran an entire campaign on sovereignty and belief in our country and its institutions, the irony of recent Vote Leave revelations doesn’t seem to be lost on the die-hard Brexiteers. Make no mistake, however, this is a dangerous game they’re playing—and one that speaks to a new level of desperation as their Brexit dreams begin to slip away in the face of cold, hard truth.
Of specific interest in the DCMS report, investigating allegations of “disinformation and ‘fake news’”, were images of the actual Facebook ads served by Vote Leave.
These ranged from the patently untrue—Turkey is imminently joining the EU—to the utterly bizarre: we can’t help polar bears because we’re in the EU?
The revelation of these ads made national headlines by offering the public the chance to properly scrutinise Vote Leave’s claims. In response, Dominic Cummings and the rest of the Vote Leave side closed ranks, with Cummings pre-publishing portions of the report.
The fact is, Vote Leave never intended for these ads to…