Dominic Cummings, the director of the official leave campaign during last year’s EU referendum in the UK, now admits #brexit could be a mistake:
Lots! I said before REF was dumb idea, other things shdve been tried 1st. In some possible branches of the future leaving will be an error
— odysseanproject (@odysseanproject) July 3, 2017
He also said the referendum was a “dumb idea”. Mr Cummings was responding to a questions from Financial Times journalist David Allan Green on Twitter when he made the admission.
As leader of the official leave campaign, Cummings was responsible for the now-infamous ‘£350 million for the NHS’ lie printed on the side of the leave campaign bus, as well as for equally misleading posters about the Turkey joining the EU (the UK has a veto on new members and Turkey is at least a decade away from even being eligible for membership).
Previously Cummings advised government minister Michael Gove, a prominent brexit supporter, in the Department for Education.
I like this analogy
You may see a house you think you want to live in. You make an offer and proceed.
But then you have a survey done and you find out there’s damp, construction problems, and you realise a road nearby is very noisy.
Faced with these facts, rather than stand by your initial instinct, you do not proceed to exchange contracts.
We have done the first part, and now the survey is showing us what a widespread disaster Brexit would be.
Like the house buyer we would be very foolish to press on regardless.