Brexit, Animal Farm, and political fanatics

by Stephen Tall on February 3, 2016

Can’t think what it was about Tim Montgomerie’s tweet, below, which put me in mind of this quote* from George Orwell’s Animal Farm:

“The creatures outside looked from Brexiter to Cybernat, and from Corbynista to Brexiter, and from Brexiter to Cybernat again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

tim tweet

As Bertrand Russell more or less said:

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”

* ish.