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Post-war fantasies and Brexit: the delusional view of Britain’s place in the world

Finn, Mike (2016) Post-war fantasies and Brexit: the delusional view of Britain’s place in the world. British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Claims about Britain’s past are made regularly in the referedum debate. But claims about Britain’s historical place in the world – courageously standing alone, being outnumbered and outgunned but in the end outperforming everyone – are not based on fact, writes Mike Finn. These myths could nonetheless have very real consequences: this is the self-image that the Brexit campaign portray and which many think they will revive by voting to Leave.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69140

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