Article by Dan Hodges
"For my entire adult life members of the British Right – supported by the odd maverick on the British Left – have been banging on about Europe. In fact, they’ve been bludgeoning on about Europe. They’ve bludgeoned the EU and its hapless officials. They've bludgeoned successive British governments and its own hapless officials. When they got bored with that, they started bludgeoning each other.
Economic policy. Foreign policy. Defence policy. Home affairs policy. Had you asked a member of the Tory Right about any of these subjects at any point over the past 40 years you would have received the same response: “it’s all about Europe”. Had you asked them if they wanted a cup of tea, or what they thought of the weather, the response would have been the same. “Europe”.
So finally, they were given what they wanted. Those who told us this was the most important issue any of us would faced with in our lifetimes. An issue that went to the heart of whether or not we would even continue to exist as a free people. They were granted their precious referendum.
And then nothing. Silence."