“We are in this hell of a mess”

Chris Patten, former Tory Party chairman, in the Guardian, ““I think it’s the worst time since Suez, though maybe even worse than that because Suez was the end of an era, the end of our colonial aspirations . . . The European Union was our replacement for that colonial role, and thanks to the calamitous errors of two Conservative prime ministers in a row, who thought they could manage the unmanageable – the English nationalist right wing of the Conservative party – we’re in this hell of a mess.” click here.