Indeed. It's a bloody, bloody mess. I have a LEAVER Yorkshire friend, who lives in Stockton [I piss him off by occasionally asking him if any stars have recently fallen on Stockton], and he texted me this morning to say his town is actually shrinking. He means economically and migratory. The shops are shutting down for good and the population is disappearing. And we have had the logical Brexit discussion in the past, and he doesn't get the connection. I have thrown enormous amounts of data at him but he does the silly taking back control argument that was ridiculous at the time and has been ridiculed since because it is an empty argument. But his heels are inextricably dug in now, and he's not budging. He knows he's wrong. He knows he's been duped. He knows that the very people he voted for have absolutely no interest in him. Yet he still clings to some phantom dream that was never aimed at his income demograph anyway, and which will set back a whole generation, with knock-on effects thereafter for those who come after. It's a bloody, bloody mess.