The betrayal of Brexit is one of the most shameful chapters in our country’s history


The great Brexit betrayal has begun”. I first wrote those words in a piece for the Telegraph in July 2017. How everybody laughed at the time. “Poor old Nigel,” they said. “He’s so desperate to be relevant.”

Well, although it pains me to say it, the vote in Parliament to take no deal off the table proves that, 20 months ago, I was right.

I know Westminster’s current crop of career-minded politicians only too well. They are anti-democrats posing as men and women of honour, many of them unaware of the workings of the political project that is the European Union. Indeed, I doubt if they could even name its seven key institutions.

If ignorance breeds deceit, it is easy to see why the political class…

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