Why are so many supposedly intelligent and rational pundits so badly informed, not to say misinformed, when the subject is the EU? Perhaps it is just plain ignorance; maybe some believe what they want to believe, and, as Paul Simon nearly said, disregard the rest. Or maybe there is an element of deliberate and wilful misinformation. An insight into all of these possibilities has just been provided by someone who should know better.
So perhaps, for once, Neil could admit he got it wrong - and say sorry.