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Friday, 8 July 2016

A selection of Reflections on Brexit

Over the last two weeks I've been trying to understand what happened in the referendum. I've been collecting links to some of the most insightful articles.
The analysis makes clear it's not just about poverty and lack of concern for the northern "Labour heartlands"  the additional factor is that a major element of the disconnect was about White English identity... let's name it as racism... which is linked to authoritarian personality traits... I think this brings us even more dangerously into fascist hinterland..
Was the referendum result the revenge of the 'left-behind' voters? Not the most recently left-behind, says the Resolution Foundation's Torsten Bell. Those ...
When you see see this in the Spectator from a Tory (Matthew Parris) you know something evil has taken place in England
Luke Bretherton is Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. His most recent book is Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common ...
A referendum can be the pinnacle of democracy, argues Robin Fransman, but it can also result in a large minority having their hopes and dreams smashed by a small majority. The Brexit referendum is a case in point. It reduces democracy to majority rule, but it should be much more than that.
Boris Johnson was only playing, after all. But he was playing with fire
The geography reflects the economic crisis of the 1970s, not the 2010s; It became clear early on in the night that Leave had extraordinary levels of support in the ...
I voted to remain in the EU and was, of course, disappointed to wake up this morning to the news that the UK was leaving it. It is tempting to be ...
Brexit: The Poison and How we Clean it Up. The racism and xenophobia seen in the wake of the Brexit vote has a longer history. The way for society to begin facing up ...
The Bishop of Burnley's piece in the CT about the Brexit vote..  pointing out the long term neglect of the North of England

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