As a leading proponent of the Remain campaign, David Cameron should perhaps have left the UK to continue sleepwalking along the road towards full EU integration.
The reaction to his performance in the recent televised debate suggests people have started waking up. Hurling insults and abuse at those who have understandable reservations about the country’s inclusion in a federal Europe (dominated by Germany using non-military means), he has succeeded only in creating the perception that he lacks the judgment and comportment expected of a statesman. It cannot be right to insult people in this manner, people who are genuinely concerned about issues like freedom, democracy, accountability and sovereignty (some of them being ex-service personnel who fought for these principles in the Second World War).
Resorting to the use of pejorative terms such as “quitters” and “little Englanders”, Cameron has clearly demonstrated that he has exhausted his arguments. And he’s provided the sleepwalkers with lashings of strong, black coffee. I’d stop drinking it but I’m no quitter.