Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:23 pm
I think he did change on Brexit because he was forced to think for the first time about it. That isn't particularly complimentary of him.
I think he didn't change so much as be dragged to a compromise as a purely electoral position (which failed because it was a fudge, but was still better than outright support of leave). If by some miracle he had won, I suspect he'd have gone off, negotiated his "new deal" (which would have been more or less the same as the old deal), then during the alleged "remaining neutral" in a referendum he'd have managed to get in a load of "I'd give the EU 7.5/10" digs.
I'm basing that on the fact he didn't change a single other thing in 50-odd years since he was a leftie student, up to and including a total tone deafness to antisemitism if it allowed him or a chum to have a pop at Israel. He knew what he wanted, he thought it was what we should all want to, and he didn't really care if we weren't sufficiently on board enough to agree.