Cable: Brexit 'driven by a nostalgia for a world where faces were white'

Vince Cable demonstrated how out of touch he really is but claiming Brexit was ‘driven by a nostalgia for a world where faces were white’…

He said: “Too many were driven by a nostalgia for a world where passports were blue, faces were white, and the map was coloured imperial pink.

“Their votes on one wet day in June, crushing the hopes and aspiration of the young for years to come. The excuse for this outrage – a vision of a global Britain signing lots of new trade deals – is a fraud. Far from opening our arms to the world, we will be tearing up preferential trade deals we already have with 27 countries in the EU and 74 outside it.”

But the backlash has been pretty monumental. James Cleverly, Tory MP and deputy chairman of the Conservatives, said: “I thought we had moved on from the prejudiced view that Brexit was driven by casual racism. It certainly wasn’t the reason I voted for Brexit.

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“We now have an opportunity for the UK to build modern, mutually beneficial cultural and economic relationships with the world. For Sir Vince to dismiss these opportunities show that he is the one who is backward looking.”

How could the Leader of a former major party brand 17.4m people as racists? People voted Brexit to regain control of laws, borders and money. Cable’s just showed how out of tune he really is with the general population.