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Whatever the eventual outcome of Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union, the critical questions remain: what does the Referendum vote tell us about British society? As with the election of Donald Trump in the United States, why did so few people in Britain see the result coming? Why was there such a fundamental misunderstanding about divisions in society that hWhatever the eventual outcome of Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union, the critical questions remain: what does the Referendum vote tell us about British society? As with the election of Donald Trump in the United States, why did so few people in Britain see the result coming? Why was there such a fundamental misunderstanding about divisions in society that had existed for years? In this short but powerful book, Stephen Green argues that it is time to acknowledge that underlying all the sound and fury of the Brexit debate were fundamental questions—whether or not fully recognized—about British identity. Are the British different, special, and capable of finding their own way in the world? Who are they, those who call themselves British? Is it all too easy to blame Brexit on post-industrial decline in the traditional heartlands of the Labor Party, or scaremongering by a band of deluded “Little Englanders”? Or is British identity more complex, deep-rooted—and perhaps, in some sense, troubling—than those of other European nations?  ...

Title : Brexit and the British: Who Are We Now?
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ISBN : 9781910376713
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 60 Pages
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Brexit and the British: Who Are We Now? Reviews

  • Colin
    2019-03-22 09:43

    A nice, tidy meditation on Britain's changing self-understanding in the years leading up to, and immediately after the brexit vote. It's easy to place the publication date in time because he mentions the recent election but assumes that the government secured (yes it uses the past tense) a comfortable mandate for Brexit on the back of it. So it must have gone to press in the two week window between the election being announced and the campaign smashing into the brick wall of the Prime Minister's utter incompetence. He must have assumed, no doubt, that by the time it reached the shops, that prophecy would be vindicated. Aside from that failure to predict the future, it's a good book for those of us still wondering how in the name of all that is fecking holy we ended up in this mess.

  • Rah-zee-uh
    2019-03-09 12:26

    Poses important questions.