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The 2016 Brexit referendum unleashed a rise in nationalist sentiment in the United Kingdom that threatens to fracture its union. Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole tells Lawrence O’Donnell that the real problem is that the United Kingdom “doesn’t really know where they want to go.”
'Three Years in Hell is the fiercely intelligent, funny and sorrowful record of a slow-motion catastrophe. At its heart is the enigma of English nationalism.'
British government has broken its own solemn legal and political commitments.
There is far too much at stake to take any pleasure in this bizarre political reversal.
Brexit has given us a new species – the harmful eccentric.
A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book, from the author of Ship of Fools, about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. A great democratic country tears itself apart, and indulges in the dangerous pleasures of national masochism.
A second referendum now looks like the only way to break the deadlock in Parliament, but it also offers a vital chance to bring the country together around what is best for the UK’s future and its young people. The Convention will prepare for what will be the most important public engagement of our times.
Future chroniclers will in fact have to distinguish between three kinds of ignorance
As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, it has become ever clearer, not just that Brexit has profound consequences for Ireland, but that Irish issues have profound consequences for Brexit.