Wednesday 18 January 2017

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

Published 05/07/2016 | 02:30

'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.'

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.

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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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