Iain Dale is Leading Britain's Conversation.
2 April 2017, 16:45
"Brexit Is About Going Back To The Past, Not The Future"
On the day it's reported blue passports could be reintroduced post-Brexit, Stig summaries why the UK voted to leave the EU - and it's all to do with nostalgia.
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has been long debated after the referendum result was announced, but has Stig finally nailed why Britain opted for Brexit?
The LBC presenter thinks it’s all down to nostalgia and going back to “the good old days”, confirmed after news the blue passport could be reintroduced in 2019.
A YouGov poll released earlier this week also revealed more than half of Brexiteers would support the return of the death penalty, 42 per cent want corporal punishment and 30 per cent want inefficient light bulbs back in our shops.
So does this all point to the fact that Britain wants to return to the past? Stig thinks so…
“This is the presiding physiology of Brexit isn’t it? Look back to a notion when Britain was once important, once individualistic, once in command," he said.
“The past is gone, you can’t get it back. A blue passport isn’t going to change our place in the world, nor will hanging, or caning, useless lightbulbs or pounds and ounces.
“All of these things tells us that Brexit is about our sadness and our new insignificance - it’s about nostalgia!”
See if you’re convinced by Stig’s argument above.