Living in Scotland, I inevitably know plenty of people who voted remain in 2016 (and who believed every story against Boris – “He has the attention span of a gnat” and suchlike). Working in the media, Rod Liddle likewise has an extensive remain-supporting acquaintance (and I daresay many had similar opinions of Boris)
Recently, I’ve noticed a change. “It’s no longer the issue – it’s the principle of the thing”, is said by remainers who think the Scottish court ruling absurd and feel we have to have an election and have to have Brexit – not because they all now think it’s a great idea (though I sense “Project Fear”-exhaustion in them) but because they see what we all see: parliament is destroying its credibility – and its legitimacy.
I was already planning this post when I noticed Rod Liddle’s article in the Sunday Times today. Two-thirds of his remainer friends now just want Brexit to happen.
So the remoaning political class is talking only to itself – and only talking at us. Except that the issue is stopping Brexit, not one of its other pet projects, what’s new, you might say? What is new is: even remainers are noticing. And it seems there’s a difference between remainers and remoaners; winning isn’t everything to some remainers I know – or, it would seem, some Rod Liddle knows.
Two swallows don’t make a summer. What do you see and hear?