The referendum was ostensibly about membership of the European Union. But voters took it to be asking a different question: what kind of country do you want Britain to be?
Yesterday seemed to offer a
fork in the road: one path (Remain) promised it would lead to a modern
world of opportunity based on interdependence; the other (Leave) was
advertised as a route to an independent land that would respect
tradition and heritage.
Which path people took depended on the prism through which they saw the world.
Thus Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor, this morning.
Only ostensibly about membership, you note: hoi polloi are far too cretinous, bless 'em, to understand that the EU Referendum was really about membership of the EU.
We Leave voters have turned our backs on the modern world of opportunity! a world of 28 countries in which we have chosen sullen isolation. Oh, the Bright (and Modern) Young Things who tried to take us there!
And I was thinking there were around 190 countries in the world. But only a hidebound dull-witted old fogey like m'self would work under such a retrograde delusion.
The BBC is getting its Narrative nicely polished up: the chattering classes are invited to Deplore.