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Reader’s comment: Drowning in Oxford Remainers’ tears


In response to Julie Lynn: Since when was asking a question a crime? Latimer Alder wrote:

Having worked very hard for six weeks on our local Brexit campaign I visited my old Oxford college for a Gaudy on 24 June 2016 wearing a dinner jacket, a Vote Leave badge and an enormous grin.
But I was a rose among some very unhappy thorns.
The general air of catastrophe and gloom could have been cut with a knife. Some academics appeared on the verge of suicide . . . those in any other form of ‘public sector’ jobs were mounting guard on Broad Street to give early warning of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse heading towards the Turl.
The result was a very unwelcome, incomprehensible surprise to the entitled elite of self-appointed Great and Good.

It was a super evening. I drowned in Remainers’ tears. And learnt all sorts of new words – some unknown even to the notoriously Anglo-Saxon Oxford Eng. Lit. course.
Happily I survived unscathed in body and mind. And as the bottles of wine and port emptied, a few brave souls (and especially their wives/girlfriends/partners) approached me to whisper that they had secretly voted Leave but could not publicly admit it for fear of social and/or professional ostracism.
A memorable end to a memorable day!

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