As longtime readers (and listeners, and viewers) will know, I’m very fond of this Milton Friedman line:

I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.

That’s what’s happening in the British general election right now. Ever since the European Union was conjured into existence by the Maastricht Treaty, half the UK electorate (give or take) has been opposed to it. Yet they had no mainstream party to vote for. Only the upstart UKIP and, for a while, Sinn Féin – the Shinners, to their shame, then deciding that they’d like to get on the Euro-teat with everyone else. Irish revolutionary nationalism, circa 1916:

And Ireland, long a province, be a nation once again!

Irish revolutionary nationalism, circa 2016:

Er, haven’t you got that the wrong way round?

Then came Brexit.

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