When John Major was given the opportunity by Radio 4's 'Today' yesterday to pontificate on the Referendum, he chose to compare the UK post-exit to North Korea. This came, curiously, just as 'Der Krone' here had taken a story first printed in the Sun about the incredible sex parties enjoyed by the Fat Boy; North Korea, the paper said, was a hotbed of torrid sex orgies.
Undoubtedly it was this thought that bubbled in the 73-year old ex-bank clerk's frontal lobes. As much as Major tried to think of threats posed by Brexit to old ladies cycling to the pub for a pint of cricket, all the mental images were of hot pea-sex with slightly hairy women and a dozen North Korean nubiles slowly removing his underpants. If North Korea provided such moments for a Fat Boy with a bad haircut, what couldn't be given to the people of Huntingdonshire and their church bells breeding in their belfries to the sound of Betjeman?
And so it was as the mic in the Today studio went live that Major spoke of North Korea and the great sex parties that the UK would get on Brexit.