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Daniel Hannan has to go

Daniel Hannan really is an insufferable little prick, isn't he. I was on the Remain Facebook pages yesterday and kept coming across a video by him. I tried to ignore it at first because I knew it would just piss me off, but just after lunchtime I decided to give it a viewing. That was a mistake: what I saw enraged me so badly that I shook with anger. I shouted at the screen so loudly - proper, full-bodied shouts the likes of which I've never made before - that Dominik came running in to my room thinking something was wrong.

That insult to human civilisation was trying to liken those who refuse to accept the referendum result to a death-cult: apparently, we follow leaders who foretell the apocalypse; but when it does not come, instead of accepting the leaders are wrong, Hannan claimed we have confirmation bias. It was such patronising, insulting bullshit that I wanted to put a brick through the piece of shit's empty, bald head.

It made me so angry that I shook with rage - I'm shaking again now, thinking about it. How dare he? How dare this arrogant little p'tahk try to dismiss all the data indicating leaving the EU was a catastrophic mistake as a mere delusion, as if everything was peachy and we Remainers just didn't want to admit the truth? So the vast majority of businesses and almost the entire academic community is wrong, is it? He would have us believe everything is going fabulously, and Remainers are just malcontents who refuse to admit the truth. He says that we haven't gone over the cliff edge predicted during the remain campaign, but that's only because we haven't actually left the EU yet. All the signs point towards Brexit being an utter disaster, but Hannan wants us to dismiss that as a child is told to dismiss scary stories. Rarely have I come across anything so arrogant, so condescending, so up-it's-own-arse.

I found it incredibly insulting to have what I know to be facts dismissed as a delusion; as if we are all whinging children who should just shut up and defer to people who know better. The way he used the term 'confirmation bias', as if his argument had some kind of intellectual grounding, made it even worse; as if he was claiming that he knows what he is talking about and we do not. Frankly I'm furious that this prick should be allowed to remain as an MP after openly insulting so many people. Moreover, that video was an attempt at outright deception - what Hannan was claiming flew in the face of the obvious truth. Daniel Hannan should therefore resign. His presence befouls parliament, and we need better people than this insufferable little scumbag running the country,


[Edited 09/03/2018 at 10:42:50 - minor correction]
[Edited 09/03/2018 at 18:03:51 - added a bit]

Comments

After putting a link to this entry on facebook, Dan Atkinson made a very salient comment which I think is worth reprinting here: ''Hannan was preaching to his congregation, not you, and setting out to them why anything you might say can be roundly dismissed. Time is running out and they need to keep the disciples on course to achieve the cliff edge. Facts have no bearing on such people, I'm afraid, sadly.''

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