Saturday 27 May 2017

Brexit is the fearless crowd realising the emperors in Brussels stand naked

'Brexit is not another child shouting from the crowd that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.' Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
'Brexit is not another child shouting from the crowd that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.' Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Keith Redmond

Fairy tales are told to children as cautionary warnings, wisdom being passed from generation to generation so the future can avoid the mistakes of the past. My favourite has always been 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.

In it, two wily weavers promise the emperor they will make him a new suit of clothes from a rare, exquisite cloth that is invisible to all those who are unfit for their positions, stupid or incompetent.

Obviously, as the emperor later parades his new suit of clothes nobody wants to be the one to admit that they can't see the clothes for fear of being condemned.

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