I am not an overly fussy eater but I have always hated broad (fava) beans. When I was a kid my mother would insist on cooking them and putting them on my dinner plate. She tried to persuade me to eat them by explaining that they were good for me. She was, no doubt, telling the truth but she was wasting her breath. The reason I refused to eat them had nothing to do with their nutritional value. It was because I hated the taste of them.
The above is the parable of the Remainer and the Brexiteer and it has been written to explain why so many comments by liberals on social media platforms begin with the words, “I don’t understand why they…”