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Of course it’s all too late now, and it may not have mattered anyway. But a closer look at the way the EU referendum question was worded and at the layout of the ballot paper raises some interesting questions. First – the ‘Remain’ option is the more complicated of the two. The equivalent of “Remain… » read more

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  Somebody compared Brexit to a dog who got onto a bus without having thought what to do next. This is a pretty accurate image of a country that is almost too stunned to ask the question “What now?”, unable to make up its mind what price is worth paying for this glorious day of… » read more

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The Somme, Verdun and Brexit

We are now half-way through four years of First World War commemorations. Comparing how the Great War is remembered in Britain, France and Germany throws a revealing light on the basic differences in the relationships of these countries with the European Union.   Seen in this context, Brexit is the clash between two conflicting narratives… » read more

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