Physiognomy is an inexact science

At Salisbury Review, Dalrymple criticizes Nicola Sturgeon’s reaction to the Brexit vote, a critique that could apply to much of the Leave crowd:

To call it self-serving would be a very mild way of putting it. When the referendum, to which she had not objected and whose legitimacy she had therefore accepted, produced a result that she did not like (though it is surely very peculiar and highly suspect that a person so dedicated to national sovereignty should wish to join an organisation whose ultimate aim is obviously the extinction of national sovereignty), she said that it was “democratically unacceptable” that the majority of votes overall should commit Scotland to leaving the European Union. In other words, you can have a referendum so long as it produces the result that I want. Then, and only then, is its result legitimate.

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