In a direct appeal to the public, the prime minister blamed the very MPs she needs to compromise for the parliamentary impasse.
It was WH Auden who said that “the worse things get, the more passionately [the English] cling to the past”.
How Brexit has brought liberal democracy to the edge.
Brexiteers are attempting to recreate the two reasons for Thatchers success: establishing the feeling that the state is overloaded and ineffective, and that the Labour Party can’t be trusted.
To attempt to run a democracy without a strong and sustained commitment to shared goods, identified by shared argument, is a recipe for anger, bitterness and stalemate.
If Britain does revoke it, which it can do unilaterally, following the European elections in May we will find our position transformed.
In rural areas, the urban hinterlands and ex-industrial and coastal towns a different society has taken shape – more equal but poorer.
The UK is told that to ask for a rerun on the 52:48 Brexit result is an affront to democracy, while Scotland hears its 55:45 IndyRef result was so close as to justify a rerun in the near future.
A Speech of Hope must set out a vision for an open Britain; a Britain that is a beacon of hope and light in Europe and beyond.
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Even Just William saw the dangers of hoarding food back in 1942; but in 2019, apparently rational people are doing it.