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Today’s tantrum politics will not reconcile differences on Brexit

A couple of days ago, a video of a tense exchange between the novelist Will Self and the pro-Brexit MP Mark Francois went viral. In it, Self’s point – that “every racist and anti-semite in the country” voted for Brexit – is misinterpreted by Francois to mean that Self is thus saying that every Leave […]

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The symbol of the poppies should not be politicised

This year marks the centenary of Armistice Day, when what was then the bloodiest war in human history drew to a close at 11 o’clock on 11 November. The Great War, as it was morbidly known, cost the lives of millions, led to the collapse of various empires and fundamentally reshaped Europe. Many of the […]

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We cannot afford to stop caring when it comes to Brexit

It is now well over two years since the UK voted in a referendum to ensure that politics would now only occupy itself with trying to answer one specific question: what does leaving the European Union (EU) entail? Since then, there has been a new Prime Minister, a general election we were promised wouldn’t happen, […]