Asa Bennett is abnormally bright in the Telegraph’s disgraceful Brexit Bulletin today. Philip Hammond, the toady Chancellor, spent some of his allotted time at the Tory conference comparing the EU’s response to Chequers to the way the lightbulb was greeted in 1978:
“Mr Tusk says it won’t work,” he said. “but that’s what people said about the lightbulb in 1878.”
Bennett goes on to point out that that the lightbulb only came about after more than 70 years of experimentation.