The tale this BBC tweet tells is exactly the same bit of spin that hardline Remainers have been putting out overnight:
I think it's fair to say that comments could definitely be going better. Here's a selection:
- Errr, you can't compare apples and pears. The other parties were not standing on a single issue. This is either clumsy journalism or something a bit more sinister.
- I was under the impression both Conservative and Labour official position was to leave the EU.
- Don’t let facts get in the way of a biased agenda and nice graph.
- Anything to manipulate the agenda, eh BBC!
- Problem with trying to offset The Brexit Party's gains by totting up votes for Lib Dems, Greens and Change UK and sticking them in the Remain column is that vote for The Brexit Part was unequivocally vote to Leave; vote for those other parties was about multitude of things.
- Both Conservative and Labour support Brexit. Add them to the Brexit party vote and it’s a major win.
- The BBC is embarrassing, so biased. You can't accept it, can you?.
- Why are you saying this? The Conservatives are a pro-Brexit party. Their official position is Leave. May’s government tried three times to pass a withdrawal agreement. The Conservatives are a pro-Brexit party.
- The graphic is misleading because it equates “pro-Brexit” with “pro No Deal”. While a deal remains on the table that isn’t just misleading but dishonest.
- I am definitely a Remainer, but I think its intellectually dishonest not to include the Conservatives in the pro-Brexit camp.
- You use statistics like a drunken man uses a lamppost. For support rather than illumination.
This is dodgy. And probably not a worthwhile exercise. I’d guess you could pretty much allocate all the Tories 9.1% to pro-Brexit. That was their position in the campaign. As for Labour’s 14%? ~Search me!
P.S. And here's a more accurate chart: