Only the votes of the pure in spirit count

Screen Shot 2016-07-02 at 19.38.51As soon as the results of the UK’s European Union membership referendum came out, writes Dalrymple, many of the losers hastened to make clear that those who had voted to leave the EU were ex officio

  • bad persons
  • dupes
  • the uninformed
  • ignoramuses
  • the mentally ill
  • xenophobes
  • the prejudiced
  • people who are fearful of the future
  • bigots
  • the small-minded
  • racists

In view of these flaws,

their votes did not count.

The winners

could be brushed aside as if they were mildly irritating insects.

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