One of the biggest and most ridiculous lies spun by the UK press is that the Brexit vote was some kind of ‘working class rebellion’ – led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Viscount Rothermere and Boris Johnson – against the ‘establishment’.
The truth is, of course, that the most working class parts of the UK were Remain strongholds: Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Peckham, Newcastle etc.
A quick look at the 44 people running the official hard-Brexit campaign group Leave Means Leave reveals all but one of them are white and male:
And more than 60% of these supposedly working-class anti-establishment campaigners were educated at public schools and are from the south of England.
Somewhat destroying the popular narrative …