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Brexit is an ideological civil war that will never end

22 July 2018

9:00 AM

22 July 2018

9:00 AM

I disagree with Robert Tombs that Brexit has played a greater role in determining English identity and a sense of national self-confidence than sport. The diverse makeup of the English team and its feisty performance in Russia has united people of every political persuasion — at least temporarily — under the same flag. Brexit, for all its claims of gaining back control, has torn this country apart, dividing family and friends in a never-ending and deeply unsavoury ideological civil war which shows no sign of ever being resolved.

This letter appears in this week’s Spectator


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