How Brexit Will Be Reversed: A Guide to the Inevitable
Chapter 7: How to debunk pro-Brexit arguments effectively, taking the six major ones head on
One of the things that has haunted the entire debate around Brexit from the moment the 2016 referendum was called and the campaigns began was how to effectively argue for Britain’s membership of the European Union. We’re in a bigger bind in some ways at present because we are out of the EU and needing to not only come up with reasons that rejoining would be a good idea, we also need to find a way to effectively debunk the arguments from Brexiters for why Brexit should remain the status quo.
During 2016, the Remain side didn’t even particularly try to argue for Britain’s membership of the European Union. Everything was staked on “Project Fear”, the idea that if the campaign talked up the risks of leaving the EU, that would get us over the line. It obviously didn’t work and ever since we’ve been stuck. In this chapter, I will look at the pro-Brexit arguments and how to pull them apart; in the next, I will look at what I think are the most effective rejoin arguments.
I will now go through the six most widely disseminated pro-Brexit arguments and talk about how best to counter them. Let’s get stuck in, one by one:
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