It is a bit rich for the man who made EU baiting and hating an Olympic sport to claim the BBC is obsessed with Brexit. If the BBC or anyone else is obsessed with Brexit it is because our exit from the EU is going to dominate the government's and therefore the media's agenda for probably the next three or four years.
Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.
All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.
You probably remember exactly where you were when you heard the result of the Brexit referendum. I was in Germany on June 24 when the news broke about Britain's decision to leave the EU. I spent the day with many of my peers from other universities and our mood was sombre. We feared for the future of research funding, staff and student mobility and international scholarly collaboration.
If those of us backed remain don't make our arguments clearly and forcefully through the impending negotiations, we risk writing a blank cheque for the eurosceptics. During the referendum, the Leave camp were at pains to tell us they didn't know to set out specifics of a post-Brexit Britain, because this wasn't a manifesto. They won the EU vote - now they must be held to account on the ideas put forward.
On Monday, 5th September, Parliament will hold a debate on whether to hold a second EU referendum.The referendum result has placed the UK at a crossroads. Where the UK goes from here will not only determine the future of the UK, but will have a big impact on the EU as well, and by extension the international community.
Europe now appears set to play host to a miserable culture clash. But if political leaders don't act fast we may even see an escalation to outbreaks of sectarian and inter-ethnic violence. What is for sure, however, is that simply trying to outlaw the most visible signs of the problem will be no solution.
As a supporter of the remain campaign of course I believe that Brexit was the wrong decision for our country. However, while I feel disappointed by the outcome, I am also a realist. And I am determined to make the very best of the situation at hand. After all, where there is uncertainty and upheaval, there is always opportunity.
If and when the time comes that these refugees are in the clear and can return to their home states, Europe, if it adopts the Betts' alternative, can proudly pat itself on the back for turning a disaster into an example of an ethically sound political solution to be utilized as a model reference in the field of refugee law and policy.
They're a remembrance of a time long since forgotten. They're a brief moment in history captured in perpetuity for future generations. They're a glorious celebration of humanity's inherent kindness. They're a painful reminder of the incomprehensible and intolerable cruelty of mankind. They're a recollection of society's greatest triumphs and its failures.