Brexit: The Dickensian repercussions of Britain’s decision to leave the EU

British citizens will soon realise that the Brexit vote was a vote for a smaller, poorer, less influential Britain

10th July, 2016
Brexit: we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way

There’s something Dickensian about the contrasting approaches of the Irish and British governments to the Brexit crisis. Remember Dickens’s opening line from A Tale of Two Cities, a collage of stories from London and Paris in the 1770s?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the...

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