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Niall Ferguson’s Brexit conversion


We start the working week by pointing you in the direction of this Rubin Report interview with Niall Ferguson.

It is a very interesting conversation that covers the familiar areas of Leftism, Brexit and Trump. It begins with an examination of just how the Left took over academia.

Niall Ferguson is a well-known historian very broadly ‘on the Right’ and his discussion on how the Left now dominates the history departments of almost all universities is both illuminating and deeply depressing. If it carries on like this for much longer, an entire generation will know next to nothing about the horrors of communism and believe Uncle Joe Stalin was indeed like a delightful old uncle.

The discussion on Brexit starts about one hour in. Ferguson was a Remainer but has since turned to Brexit. His explanation for this change of heart is convincing. He maintains that Brexit will probably have a damaging impact on the economy, but the vote to leave the EU was more than economics. It was about sovereignty and in particular controlling immigration. He takes the Leave campaign to task for essentially ignoring the immigration point. This part is certainly worth a watch.

Ferguson is best described as a Trump sceptic. Ultimately however he asked himself, if he lined up all the Trump voters and all the Hillary voters, which line would he rather be in. Answer – the Trumpsters.

So clear your evening and settle in for an hour and half of awesomeness.

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