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Stop Using The Word “Brexiteer” To Describe Leave Voters, Remainer Urges
21 January 2019, 17:21
People should stop using the word “Brexiteer” because it makes Leave supporters sound like heroes, this Remainer claimed.
Jonathan from Finchley took issue with the word during a phone call to Eddie Mair on Monday.
He also sparked controversy when he suggested young people should be given “more votes” than their older counterparts.
The Prime Minister made the announcement as she set out her Plan B for Britain leaving the EU.
She told MPs she’ll be looking for changes to the problematic Irish border backstop and insisted that Article 50 should not be revoked.
Jonathan, a self-proclaimed Remainer, wanted to take issue with the terminology used to described Leave voters.
“Would you be ok to change the word ‘Brexiteers’ to ‘Leavers’?” Jonathan asked Eddie Mair.
“I think ‘Brexiteers’ sounds a little bit like ‘Musketeers’ as if they’re some kind of heroes.”
He added: “Every time you use the word Brexiteer you’re giving a nudge to the brand of the people who wanted to Leave.”
Eddie replied: “And it brings a tear to your eye?”
Jonathan responded: “People who want to Leave are called Leavers and people who want to Remain are Remainers.”
And once he got that off his chest, the caller then turned to the so-called Crossover Day.
@LBC @eddiemair To counter your caller: Younger people should have pro-rata simply because they have less life experience and do not understand the issues. The argument flows both ways, yet the young fail to understand this, until they get older.— Don Trower (@Don_Trower) January 21, 2019
It’s a highly controversial claim that Britain would now vote Remain because of the ageing population.
Jonathan's remarks around the issue prompted a flurry of responses on social media.
Hear what happened above.