Borrowing a line from librettist WS Gilbert: “Things aren’t always as they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream.”
Venezuelan extremists wanting democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro ousted stacked their recall petition with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent signatures – some fake names, others deceased, as well as minors too young to vote, discrediting the legitimacy of their campaign.
Britain is following suit. Anti-Brexit proponents petitioning parliament for a second referendum so far collected around 3.5 million signatures since Friday – a red flag. This many this fast suggests something rotten.
Signatures include already discovered tens of thousands of fake names from America, Germany, France, Italy, other EU countries, even Middle East, Asian, Latin American and African nations as well as virtually uninhabited Antarctica.
Despite its population of less than one thousand, 41,118 signatures came from Vatican City as of Sunday afternoon, nearly 25,000 from North Korea.
According to a House of Commons petition committee spokeswoman, fraud is so rampant it’s already removed 77,000 signatures, likely many more to come. Perhaps most are fake.
What’s already known discredits the campaign. It should be abandoned straightaway even though holding a second referendum would be unprecedented, extremely unlikely to happen.
Brexit campaigner Evelyn Farr urges rejecting the second referendum petition, saying “(i)t is headline news abroad that three million people are anti-Brexit and the same false impression is being conveyed by our own press.”
“Given that some MPs are proposing not to vote through Brexit legislation, thereby ignoring the will of the people in a fair and democratic referendum, the implications are quite serious. This is fraud, and it needs to be exposed and stopped.”
Analysis so far shows only 353,000 of the 3.5 million signatures are from Britain. Perhaps most are also fake.
The petition will remain open for six months unless invalidated and shut down. Evidence shows it’s rife with fraud, a discredited sham.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]
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