This, in the video below, is what the Brexiters originally told us. All of it has turned out to be lies:
And yet this (below) is what Thatcher – rightly – said in the Tory Conference in Blackpool of 1971:
It is true that she later got frustrated with the EU – but few haven’t with near neighbours.
Yet Johnson’s idea of going full on hostile and tearing up international agreements was never a good scheme.
And certainly not when you get so much food from your near neighbours.
I’m no admirer of Thatcher, but you have to say there was a consistency and resolution about her that would, in our current circumstances, be rather consoling.
Both she and Johnson may have been or even now are, pariahs in Europe, but in only the first could either compatriots or neighbours see a coherent point of view.
So our current Tory government, now so seemingly worried by ‘Left Wing Satire’ could perhaps prove its worth by actually making a no deal Brexit they seem to have been converted to, an absolutely huge success.
When you’re afraid of laughter the actual truth is the real way for ‘Left Wing Satire’ to really dry up.