Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Quisling

We are used to thinking of Channel 4 News as a biased organisation purveying news tainted with barely disguised partisan opinion.

However, this evening Jon Snow really confronted Nick Clegg with the logical impossibility of civil servants negotiating Brexit when they do not believe in Brexit.

Sir Ivan Rogers is a very distinguished figure and one hesitates to apply the description "quisling" to him.  Nevertheless, I cannot think of any other word that will do.  He is a quisling - his allegiance is not to the United Kingdom but to the EU, and he is so immersed in pan-European ideology that it is difficult to see him ever holding a public appointment again.

https://www.channel4.com/news/brexit-nick-clegg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38498839
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quisling

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