Now this was one heck of a question from Emily Maitlis last night. I never thought I'd hear a BBC reporter ask something like this, but we are where we are now and here it is:
I'm going to say something really unpopular, which is that we keep on talking about, you know, the problem with democracy and the problem with the deficit, but at what point you to say, actually, democracy is not as important as the future economy and stability and prosperity of the country right now?
The Guardian's Afua Hirsch had been making the point that though she'd personally love a second referendum and to reverse the outcome of the 2016 vote but that "there are real democratic problems with that", and that's when Emily interrupted and asked that question.
It took my breath away. And it took other people's breath away too:
The sheer ignorance. We have a mountain to climb. pic.twitter.com/eFhFF2sFes— Midnight Moses (@robittybobnob) November 16, 2018