Yes, both drew on a certain anger against political elites, but Britain’s Leave campaign was not nativist or protectionist.
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We think of our countryside as permanent but, in truth, it is a whirl of commotion.
Despite all the fuss, her ideas thus far mainly involve helping working people through smaller government.
Daniel Hannan: My one worry about Brexit – if we mess things up, we could harm relations with Ireland
In practice, though, it’s a wholly avoidable problem. All that’s needed is the political will to sustain our current partnership.
Daniel Hannan: Most Remainers are not Remoaners – we must work with the sensible, reasonable majority
It’s easy to think that the loudest voices are typical, when in fact the Izzards, Lammys and Twitter sociopaths are merely a vocal fringe.
Daniel Hannan: Repeat after me. Single market membership and single market access are not the same thing.
Of course we will sell to EU customers after Brexit. But there’s no reason to subject our whole economy to EU regulations.
The miracle of the market combines the efforts of countless people to provide you with an affordable, accessible lunch.
With no one to keep us on our toes, we’d become factional, complacent and, in time, sleazy. And what of those voters who believe in what Labour used to stand for?
Daniel Hannan: I’m glad the Turkish coup was defeated – but the country’s future now hangs in the balance
No military coup against an elected government ever improved things. But Turkey’s rulers ought to opt for statesmanship, not vengeance.
Brow-beating didn’t work before the vote and it certainly won’t work now. All sides should be prepared to compromise.
Daniel Hannan: Today’s vote is the culmination of my adult life; but it’s not as big a deal as you might think.
If, as I hope, we vote to leave, we won’t be able simply to ignore the concerns of those who want to stay – and the same logic should apply if there is a narrow remain vote.
Daniel Hannan: The status quo isn’t on offer in this referendum. The choice is more integration – or Leave.
Every Remain ballot will be interpreted in Brussels as a wholehearted endorsement of the European dream.
Nothing in the current campaign gets close to the acrimony that lingered for long years after Maastricht.
Daniel Hannan: Trump’s supporters suspect that snobbish elites disdain the people. And they have a point.
Appealing for “the experts” to be put in charge might get a cheer on Question Time, but experts often get things hideously wrong.
The day after Brexit will look pretty much like the previous day. It’s what happens in the years that follow that will really count.