So they think they'd better rush around Engendering Optimism! Take a look at these headlines, from the Graun:
(That last one from L'il Owen Jones, of course; and the one before was Polly.)
- Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit could yet pay off, even for remainers. Here’s why
- Boris Johnson is the last person young Brits would vote for
- Boris Johnson’s crew will repel voters – there’s no need to fear him
- Labour shouldn’t worry so much about the Lib Dems, they hurt the Tories more
The trouble is, it's like a kiddie holding a book upside down and saying "Look, I can read!"; or the large proportion of people who tell surveys that they are upper middle class. To claim it is to prove the opposite.
Looks like we're still watching the Denial phase. Anger could get messy. Bargaining will be fun!