These politicians have no idea about the wave of contempt that will engulf them, just as they didn’t understand England outside the M25 in 2016.
The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
Downing Street may have briefed in advance that there’s no real comparison. But she will clearly play on it for all it’s worth.
“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
It has been where there is an air of panic and chaos, with a government forced to bow its knee to the markets, that there is real political damage.
We present chapter and verse of seven ways in which Project Fear’s short-term warnings have turned out to be mistaken.
Triumphalism would not only be unfair to David Cameron, one of the most electorally successful Tory election winners of modern times. It would also be deeply wrong.
It will risk being unable to get its business through the Commons.
How can the Chancellor keep a straight face while spouting this nonsense?
“If we’re going to balls our country up let’s do it ourselves, not let somebody else do it.”