The EU isn't punishing the UK for Brexit. We are punishing ourselves. Losing all the benefits of EU membership IS punishment. Just like no longer being able to use the fitness equipment or the weights is punishment for quitting the local gym. 2/19
You might well put on weight because you cancelled your gym membership. But you wouldn't turn around and say "Hey, the gym's punishing me for leaving by making me fat!" That's the consequence of losing your gym membership, not the fault of the gym. 3/19
Some controversy over his use of "disinterested." Actually "disinterested" can mean "uninterested" - a discussion I recall having in the halcyon days of 'pre Brexit' twitter.
"Pre Brexit twitter" was a wonderful place. Everyone was unfailingly polite. There were bobbies on bicycles instead of block buttons and bans and we all used to meet at the village hall for bun sales and knitting competitions.