Winning the argument, but losing the vote
It would be wrong to say that those days and weeks after I and others had departed from the League were comfortable. Basically, the way in which the hard-line antis think is one of “you’re either with us or against us”; there is no middle ground. That is pretty much how they operate today, because in forcing the debate into just two simplistic positions they realise that most people will fall into their camp by default. Threats and accusations were rife.
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