From my article in The Sunday Times today:
“It is very hard for people to admit they have been fooled. Even if it is ever proven beyond any doubt that the sort of manipulative techniques used by Cambridge Analytica elsewhere were also applied here, few are going to admit, even to themselves, that without these sort of methods their vote would have gone elsewhere.
“But more people would be prepared to change their view of a leader who has allowed himself to be fooled. More people would stop to think why their leader traded his freedom to exercise their will for the obligation to serve somebody else’s.”