Views of yes­ter­day’s men are out­dated


DEAR Edi­tor, With at­ti­tudes hov­er­ing some­where be­tween the ir­ra­tional and the hys­ter­i­cal, it is plain that the Brexit de­niers will en­sure that the re­sponse to Theresa May’s call to the na­tion to ‘pull to­gether’ at this time will not be a uni­ver­sally pos­i­tive one.

Sens­ing that un­cer­tainty is the best weapon they have in their de­ter­mi­na­tion to over­turn the ref­er­en­dum vote, ex­pect to see them stok­ing it with the big­gest shov­els they can lay their hands on.

Yesteryear’s failed politi­cians will be dredged up from their jus­ti­fied ob­scu­rity, to clut­ter the air­waves with eco­nomic pre­dic­tions that will be­come more dire by the day, while the gov­ern­ment’s ne­go­tia­tors will be por­trayed as a bunch of in­com­pe­tents mak­ing quite un­rea­son­able de­mands on their pa­tient, mod­er­ate and saga­cious coun­ter­parts in Brus­sels.

Off-sea­son tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances by Michael He­sel­tine and Nick Clegg pro­vided a fore­taste of what we shall be hear­ing.

On Chan­nel 4 News He­sel­tine made the

> The bat­tle for Brexit is far from over

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