I was very sorry to read that John Humphrys had apparently dismissed those who marched on Saturday as ‘grey haired marchers with their snidey little placards’. Coming from someone who is himself 75, I would have hoped that he might have recognised that there is some significance in the huge numbers of older people, the postwar generation who lived through an era of optimism, who had come out onto the streets to reveal their disillusion in a government which has treated the results of a referendum, narrowly split, as absolute.
Also, according to research at the LSE, it is worth noting that the older generation is not monolithic. Those who lived through the war are generally in favour of Europe. Those who came after are more likely to take the benefits of peace for granted, and to resent the move to federalism.