'As someone who grew up in Italy, a country where every official has their price, I have always been proud of Britain’s reputation as one of the most honest democracies on the planet.
Today, that reputation is in peril.
Ever since we voted to leave the EU, the true nature of our so-called ruling classes — from the civil service to the judiciary — has become apparent.
And it is clear that far from being humble shepherds of the people’s wishes, they are, in fact, a bunch of egomaniacal control freaks who would sooner lay waste to democracy than assist a process with which they do not agree.
The BBC, in receipt of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, is so brazen in its bias it hardly registers any more.
They’ll happily offer a platform to anyone prepared to bang the anti-Brexit drum. Even Anna Soubry.
As for the judiciary, I remember well the atmosphere that greeted my husband in the week following the referendum when, in those febrile days after the resignation of David Cameron, he addressed the Guildhall as Lord Chancellor.
The great and the good of Britain’s justice system were there in all their finery, and made no secret of their feelings.
Some slow hand-clapped; others were even more openly hostile. Whatever else these people were, they were certainly not impartial.
Now Whitehall’s senior mandarins, too, have revealed their true colours.
On Sunday, Andrew Turnbull, who presided over Her Majesty’s Civil Service between 2002 and 2005, accused politicians of behaving like Nazis for daring to suggest that some Treasury officials might be dragging their feet on Brexit.'
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