In the same interview he said “I tend to be rather bad at politics”, which is true if one takes the holding of great offices of state as the yardstick of success.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
In his speech, he quoted from the Bible, in its best and most traditional version: yet more evidence of his own conservatism.
Europe has no Madisons to make the case for federalism, while the Leavers patronise us by pretending that leaving is without risk.
Parliament is not, should not be and probably cannot be a faithful reflection of the flux that confuses us in daily life.
This is not a pro-Remain article. Rather, my point is that a referendum is a horrible way of making political decisions, and we are where we are as a direct result.
Are the fundamental tenets of freedom – that of association, expression, and worship – being maintained to their fullest extent? Some would say not.