I had the pleasure of interviewing LibDem leader Tim Farron earlier. We were talking about whether Parliament should have a vote on any deal the Government negotiates. Tim just couldn’t get it into his head that the Single Market is an integral part of the EU, and therefore if we don’t leave it we are still subject to EU law, i.e. still members of the EU. He admitted that there was no deal the Government could negotiate that he would recommend his MPs vote for.

He just doesn’t get it. He may protest that he respects the result of the referendum, but on this performance they are just easy words.