Latest post of the previous page:
Thanks for your kind remarks. But I agree that views change. When Cameron set out to reform the EU, I would have classified myself as a remainer. It was his inability to achieve the slightest reform in the face of EU intransegence which convinced me that the EU, as an institution was going rapidly in the wrong direction, such that we should leave.animist wrote:Nick, you are a nice person who maybe cannot understand that views do change over time, especially over the EU, and that things are not black and white. The EU is a strange, changing and complex creature which has aspects which repel both political extremes, I would say. I did not vote in the 1975 referendum (before your time, I know) because it seemed too much of a rich man's club, and Dunt, who is of course much younger than me, clearly has some of this feeling. This does not make either of us want to support a harebrained policy of detaching ourselves from a club which actually has gone out of its way to accommodate Britain.
I hope this explains why I do not see Dunt as any sort of hypocrite. Guido's jibe that Dunt is making a career from Brexit is typically self-serving and reflects the fact that he himself is doing just this. Difference is that Ian Dunt deals with the issues involves whereas Guido (Paul Staines) just likes to inflame his rather dim audience with ad hominem attacks on anyone who takes a sceptical stance on Brexit.
Fair enough, I wouldn't put Guido up as a major reason for deciding anything. I just thought it was interesting. Much the same as the politics site, or Private Eye. I just thought it was interesting.
More relevant would be a comment on my previous post....