The Rise of the Right

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The Rise of the Right

B
rexit is done with, jokes have been cracked, magazine covers with obligatory Monty Python references launched, and I have a rash – that’s somehow gotten worse ever since I heard that Brits are frantically Googling “What is the EU?” after having voted themselves out of it. The legacy we’re left grappling with is a phrase that I think will be the end of us.

“Take Our Country Back.”

Brexit, a decision that should have been made after taking a balanced view of trade and fiscal policies, was predicated on this ambiguous phrase that combined two fears that the Brits harboured: fear of outsiders and loss of identity.

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