[VIDEO] Daniel Hannan’s Brexit View: Protesters Can’t Stop British Democracy

Brexit Champion Daniel Hannan: ‘There Are Crybabies on Both Sides of the Atlantic’

“There are some crybabies on both sides of the Atlantic, who don’t accept the verdict of the people as final. And you can see this — it’s exactly the same kind of people on both sides (of the Atlantic). It’s the slightly spoiled millennials, it’s the generation of the safe spaces and the micro-aggressions and the trigger warnings, who have been taught from the moment they went to school that the correct way to deal with a difficult opinion is to try to silence it, and that someone disagreeing with them is a form of violence, rather than something that just happens in life.”

“Most of the people who voted to staying the EU — the vast majority, numerically, in Britain — have accepted the result with equanimity and have said, “Let’s get on with it.” But there is a small number of mainly students, who always saw it as being about them — they see everything as being about them. They didn’t sit down and do a cost-benefit analysis — could Britain do better if we do this or that? — it was entirely about “Am I a nice cosmopolitan, outward looking person or am I an evil, wicked bigot?” Well, they never heard, because they never wanted to hear, any of the economical, constitutional, or democratic arguments for leaving…”

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His entire talk, given at the Heritage Foundation, is well worth listening to.

Source: National Review

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