Populism III: Insects of the hour."
(the title is inspired by a quote from Burke which is given at the end of the article).
Whether you agree with him or not about the EU, the article is interesting, thought provoking, and worth a read.
To give a flavour, here is Dan's commentary on some more lines by Burke which are often quoted, and what happened next:
"In a representative democracy, legislators should follow their consciences. A healthy regard for public opinion doesn’t oblige us to contract out our convictions.
All parliamentarians—trust me on this—go through moments when we think that the majority of our constituents are plumb wrong about something.
At these moments, we like to recall Edmund Burke’s Address to the Electors of Bristol: