Five years ago today the United Kingdom made a choice, memorably denounced by American media mogul Michael Bloomberg as the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done”: we voted to leave the European Union. Every voice, from every cohort of the establishment, made it clearer than the Book of Apocalypse that Brexit would consign Britain to irretrievable disaster, financial ruin, and global isolation and insignificance – not to mention the traditional plague of locusts and rain of frogs. All members of the elites, all “experts”, united to get in touch with their inner Private Frazer to proclaim: “We’re a’ doomed.”