A couple of days after the referendum result, Kelvin MacKenzie, tireless campaigner to leave the EU and ex-editor of The Sun, wrote: ‘I have buyer’s remorse. To be truthful I am fearful of what lies ahead’. This prompted an email from Alastair Campbell to MacKenzie:
Never mind buyers remorse, you should feel fucking ashamed to have been for so long part of a giant propaganda machine which has helped the country make a potentially self-destructive decision that future generations will have to live with when you and I are long gone.
Murdoch has been a complete poison in our national life and you have helped so much. And because you are well sorted it will not hit you nearly as hard as those you and yours have persuaded to make the decision they did.
But hey, it’s all a bit of fun eh? Fuck off.
Nicely done, Alastair.