British writer (born 1939)
Sir (William Robert) Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet (born 2 July 1939), commonly known as Ferdinand Mount, is a British writer, novelist and former columnist for The Sunday Times as well as a political commentator.
- The purpose of sketching out these half-dozen areas of risk is not to claim to know how bad they would turn out to be, but simply to point out how little thought the Brexotics have given to them, or to the suspicions and fears they have roused, not just in their own country but across the whole continent. There remains the last and to me the worst suspicion: that they would be quite happy to put their supposedly beloved country through a period of prolonged turmoil and stagnation simply for the exhilaration of being on their own at last.
- "Nigels against the World", London Review of Books (19 May 2016)