Populism is spreading all over Europe, and with condescending MEPs like Elmar Brok it is not difficult to understand why. Brok is a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and is also the Brexit Coordinator of the European People's Party.
"If there is no exit agreement by March 29 2019 a hard Brexit will occur. So a referendum in December or January...could avert a hard Brexit," he said. He then went on to say that the EU should have been allowed to take part in the referendum campaign in the UK to help guide the British electorate to the correct answer. He remarked that it was a mistake that the EU followed David Cameron's wishes and kept out of the debate.
Democracy is one of those obstacles you have to get around for people like Brok. No doubt he would advocate a third referendum if we didn't give the EU the "right answer". And probably a fourth or a fifth.
Thank goodness we are leaving. One of the great benefits is that we will no longer have patronising idiots like Brok telling us what to do. Because if he had his way (and there are many others in the EU like him), we would never been in charge of our own destiny.