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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). Blog Entry.

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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 (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 12:15
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71421

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