Twas the day of the glorious victory, when finally having effectively destroyed David Cameron’s career and taken Britain out of Europe, Boris finally realised what he had done. Anyone who watched his victory speech could be forgiven for thinking that he didn’t look that happy. Perhaps it was just tiredness or more likely some form of “oh shit what have I done” moment.
Fast forward to now and one can only imagine how Boris is feeling. He is a social liberal in more ways than one; just ask the various women he has socialised with in the past. He has previously championed amnesties for illegal immigrants. He is therefore a pragmatist, deep down he knows from his time as Mayor of London that a growing economy with an aging population needs foreigners to prop it up and pay for the Brexit pensioners. Therefore he know’s that Marine Le Pen’s recent policy statement (sorry meant to say Amber Rudd’s) is a recipe for trouble in the UK and is also at odds with his own beliefs. Even after the vote he was quick to distance himself from anti-foreigner views and he is certianly not racist. Boris’s views are therefore the total opposite of the Home Secretary who called for Nazi-era identification of businesses who employ foreigners.
The question for Britain is what kind of Brexit? By this I don’t mean just our relationship with Europe but also the internal politics and views that will sweep Britain. For now the rhetoric is very close to what we used to criticise Le Pen, Wilders and Hitler for – but I guess times and electorates change.
So Boris, how do you feel now? It was after all a squabble between two Eton boys which resulted in Britain leaving Europe. Surely it’s time to admit defeat and desert this racist Tory Brexit policy and fight for your vision of Brexit!