Remainer Robert Peston says: “Those who voted Brexit were on the right side of an important argument, and on the right side of history.”

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“Brexit showed that it turns out I’ve not really been living in the United Kingdom, but in a privileged Metropolitan bubble. That makes me sick.

It was shameful. I just in this rather complacent and arrogant way thought I was in touch with the British people. And I wasn’t, right?  Then, when I discovered it wasn’t just me but my entire circle were out of touch with millions of British people I just genuinely felt ashamed.

I thought, ‘I have got to do something to get back into this country.’

Those who voted Brexit were on the right side of an important argument, and on the right side of history. I’m not saying Brexit will be this wonderful thing. Im saying Brexit was the only opportunity millions of people have to say to the people who run this place, ‘you’re not listening to us’.

It was a massive wake up call for everybody, and that’s why I say they were on the right side of history. I take my hat off to them, because they have thrown all the cards up in the air.

It was the right thing to do. It was a coalition of those who felt they had lost control of their country, and had lost control of their livelihoods.”