Vince Cable has taken on Brexit in a no holds barred article in the Mail on Sunday today.
He says, “The old have comprehensively shafted the young.And the old have had the last word about Brexit, imposing a world view coloured by nostalgia for an imperial past on a younger generation much more comfortable with modern Europe.”
He also accuses the over-65s of being “self-declared martyrs” who claim leaving the EU is worth the cost. “The martyrdom of the old comes cheap,” he says, as less have jobs to lose and living standards are protected by the triple lock on pensions.
He also points out that 71% of under-25s voted Remain and they have to live with the consequences that the 64% of over-65s have wrought on them.