A very British culture war

By Dr Rakib Ehsan

It is often said that now the United Kingdom has left the European Union, it is time for us all to band together and unite in the name of the common good. While it is admittedly a nice thought, it is spectacularly detached from reality.

The UK – whether we like it or not – finds itself in the middle of an aggressive culture war. The idea of national reconciliation now is wishful thinking. The prospect of us all playing happy families, after decades of social fracture and three years of intense wrangling over Brexit, is for the birds. British political culture has always been confrontational and adversarial, and Brexit has compounded this.
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