Thoughtful, polite and Left-of-Centre, he was the Eurosceptic whom federalists found it hardest to dislike.
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.
We need to rekindle l’esprit communautaire, on both sides of the channel. In Walpole’s famous phrase, “this dance can no longer go”.
The EU referendum result marks a posthumous triumph over his old opponent, Edward Heath. Or does it?
The referendum vote was ostensibly against a trade deal, but it wasn’t really about it at all.