Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
In his new book, Jeremy Black traces the history of Britain’s relations with the Continent, and how it bears on the Brexit debate.
Farage urged everyone to prepare for a second referendum, and concluded: “Next time, as far as I’m concerned, it’s no more Mr Nice Guy.”
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
The President is a cut-price Andrew Jackson, a touchy, uneducated, intuitive patriot ready at a moment’s provocation to get into a fight.
These men and women offer a solution to a nation and a wider world crying out for leadership. They truly get the concepts of duty, service, and nationhood.
“We stand at a pivotal moment in our history. It falls to our party to lead our country through it.”
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.
Pride in British history and institutions is an essential source of social cohesion in an increasingly diverse society.
“Let us win this argument for a new generation and defend free and open markets with all our might.”
The referendum was at least as much a vote against London as against Brussels – and those whose expert arrogance made them seem to many to be foreigners here.
But the two halves of any putative progressive alliance are divided. The intelligentsia may be against Brexit, but the working class is enthusiastically for it.
They are grateful for The Beatles, parliamentary democracy, fair play and Manchester United.
A fundamental clash between cosmopolitanism and communitarianism is taking place – and it cuts across Left and Right.