Thursday 19 October 2017

Brexit: two fingers to Europe and a revolt against the chattering classes

'The sight of Boris Johnson and, yesterday, Nigel Farage, resigning after they had done all the hard work, might lead one to believe that they were Moses-like figures, happy to lead their people to an EU-free promised land, but unwilling to actually join them there.'
'The sight of Boris Johnson and, yesterday, Nigel Farage, resigning after they had done all the hard work, might lead one to believe that they were Moses-like figures, happy to lead their people to an EU-free promised land, but unwilling to actually join them there.'
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

If a casual viewer tuned into the tragi-comic farce that is the UK political landscape right now, they would assume that Britain has a surplus of honourable leaders.

After all, the sight of Boris Johnson and, yesterday, Nigel Farage, resigning after they had done all the hard work, might lead one to believe that they were Moses-like figures, happy to lead their people to an EU-free promised land, but unwilling to actually join them there.

Of course, there are others who would say that the Pied Piper of Hamelin is a better comparison, and now they have locked the UK into a cave from which they can't escape.

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