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As someone who voted Leave in the EU Referendum, I must begin by declaring that interest.

The political Establishment’s carping that ‘Leave voters had no understanding of what they were voting for, that’s why we must have a vote – or even a second Referendum – about the final terms of the Brexit deal with the EU’ is fatuous. Throughout the Referendum campaign both sides – particularly the Remainers – warned that quitting the EU would mean leaving the single market, customs union and what-have-you was insistent, consistent and strident in furtherance of their ‘Project Fear’ thrust  … and yet the country voted to leave anyway.

I didn’t know that arch-Leaver businessman Aaron Banks was appearing before the Commons Culture Select Committee yesterday, nor that cynical but gag-laden Daily Mail scribe Quentin Letts would be covering the proceedings.

Nevertheless, for the amusement of Rust readers (in case otherwise they might miss it) I wished to share Letts’ report of yesterday’s proceedings as appears today upon the website of the – DAILY MAIL


About Simon Campion-Brown

A former lecturer in politics at Keele University, Simon now lives in Oxfordshire. Married with two children, in 2007 he decided to monitor the Westminster village via newspaper and television and has never looked back. More Posts