A bit of romantic rhetoric from Brussels cannot change the fact that their only offers – before and after we voted Leave – have been provocatively unacceptable.
The man who rose to prominence through a ruthless pursuit of what worked has now descended into just saying whatever makes him feel important.
And here’s the thing: Banks knew it. Farage knew it. But they didn’t care. Their primary objective was to be seen to lead the campaign, not to win it.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
Contrast with the fate of the Lib Dems: on the right our party system has done its job, but on the left it’s struggling.
The multi-millionaire has been suspended from the party after criticising Nuttall’s leadership.
Resolving the row between Carswell and Farage is beyond our powers, but we must do what we can to help.