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5 September 2016, 11:24
James O'Brien On The Current State Of Brexit
"The people who realise they were lied to are getting angrier with the people who warned them than the people who did the lying."
This is James O'Brien's brilliant take on the current state of the Brexit negotiations.
The LBC presenter said that the Brexiteers seem to be angrier with the people who warned them about the lies about leaving the EU than the actual people who lied to them.
Earlier this morning, he tweeted:
Brexit latest: People who realise they were lied to getting angrier with the people who warned them than the people who did the lying.— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) September 5, 2016
Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "Theresa May on this one, to my eyes is doing what can be done. She's dealing in fact and reality.
"But the whole debate kind of hinged upon promising the public unicorns.
"And when the public find out that unicorns don't exist, that's what it looks like to me now, I'm not going to lie to you.
"Everybody's going to get a unicorn, every single person. 52% of people in this country have voted for unicorns, magical golden unicorns.
"And when they find out that they're not all going to get their very own tailor-made bespoke magical golden unicorn, they're going to be bloody furious.
"But who are they going to be furious with? The people who told them unicorns exist? Or the people who didn't?
"I have a grim suspicion, a grim suspicion that the blame will be laid at the feet of the people who begged, begged the unicorn sellers to shut up and go home."