15 June 2018


Recent articles and readers' comments at theguardian.com suggest that the Left has learnt little or nothing from the Brexit referendum.

Their vision of paradise may appeal only to a minority – those who believe they would help to control the new order. But the fiction that it is all motivated by desire for the happiness of ordinary people must be maintained.

So those who voted for Brexit were "confused", or worse.

And there is little sign of the Left cutting back on its approach of trying to win the argument by demonising opponents.