Self inflicted harm

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The Red Box newsletter from The Times notes this morning that:

In the EU op-ed tombola, the Telegraph is the winner today and has Osborne and David Cameron jointly writing about the risks of the first ever "recession brought on ourselves".

But that's only true if "ourselves" actually means very precisely David Cameron and George Osborne.

No one, barring Nigel Farage and a bunch of Tory back benchers did, after all, ask for this referendum. We did not seek the opportunity to inflict recession in ourselves, David Cameron and George Osborne chose to provide that opportunity.

I hope that is recalled in days to come. Whatever the outcome, as an example of poor political judgement this takes some beating.