Brexit is about irrelevance.

There’s always a danger in over-simplifying, of course, but to my mind it’s really quite simple. Brexit is about how irrelevant people deal with their irrelevance.

Leavers have reached a crisis point and cannot deal with it any more. The massive insecurity that they feel at being irrelevant manifests itself against those they falsely see as oppressing them – the establishment: especially the EU which is full of “bloody foreigners”. They cling to trite little slogans that promise relevance, like “taking back control” and other bullshit, as though they’re survivors of the Titanic. They have no idea – absolutely no idea – how to cope with their empty, shallow lives, so they’re lashing out now that they’ve been enabled by lying chancers like Farage, Johnson and Rees Mogg.

Remainers, on the other hand, are dealing with our irrelevance much better. We know we’re a knackered old has-been of an island at the arse end of Europe that nobody would really miss if it sunk, so we’re making the best of it by wanting to be a part of something bigger. We’re content with paying to be a part of the club and the club is happy to put up with our belligerent bullshit so long as we do so. We’re not threatened by them and actually quite like being asked occasionally what we think about stuff. It’s nice being in the club because we can pretend that we’re important even if deep down we really know we’re not.

I think that it really is that simple.

Brexit: The Uncivil War

Brexit: The Uncivil War – I loved it.

Yes, it was utterly depressing in its portrayal of the cynical manipulation and mobilisation of an uneducated, unengaged subset of our population by a corrupt conspiracy of vested interests.But as a drama, it was riveting.

“So this is it? This is what we have become?” as the mob is released was one of the most tear-jerking lines I’ve ever heard.

The huge underestimation of their opposition by the arrogant and entrenched powers-that-be is a sobering lesson as is the hidden strength of those who can tap directly into populations, by-passing media and politicians alike.

Not only was this good drama, it should be required viewing as a lesson in modern civics.