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Sorry, Brexiters, ditch those rose-tinted glasses and join today’s world

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Where to start with the article by media-vicar/socialist-Leaver/etc Giles Fraser, a rumination on the wondrous past, that has caused a very modern Twitter storm?

In his piece “Why won’t Remainers talk about family?” (freedom of movement/social mobility undermines family life… blah blah), Fraser embarked on what one could only presume was a secret mission to make Jacob Rees-Mogg look cutting-edge. Although difficult to condense, it was basically an argument for the UK to go full Amish and stop messing about with that “neoliberal globalisation/social mobility/freedom of movement” malarkey.

Here are some highlights (paraphrased purely for space reasons, you understand). Children leaving home and moving away (wrong – never mind “abroad”, anywhere outside a 50-yard radius destroys society). Trained (possibly foreign!) carers looking after elderly Britons (evil). Women stalling careers to wipe bums of ailing relatives........

© The Guardian