When Professor Runciman states the obvious, namely that in fifty years time old people will be dead by then and so care more about the present ... <snip>... It is not hate, it is stating the obvious.
Woe, woe, woe... is that really obvious? Are you saying that the older generations necessarily care only about themselves? Are you saying that parents don’t love and think beyond their own lives, and into their children’s futures?
Did it ever occur to the professor that maybe the older generation actually see a problem with centralized authoritarian power and loss of national sovereignty? You don’t think that perhaps those people actually ARE thinking ahead in a way the pro-EU younger generation are not?