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‘I want my country back’: the resurgence of English nationalism

Foster, Russell G. (2016) ‘I want my country back’: the resurgence of English nationalism. LSE Brexit (06 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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The three phases of Brexit – campaign, referendum, aftermath – have revealed three urgent problems, writes Russell Foster: the lack of public faith in establishment politics, the emotional deficit of the EU, and the return of English nationalism. All three stages have been characterised by contempt, anger and despair unseen in recent British politics and the referendum was thus fought on raw emotion. Once the genie of nationalism has been released from its bottle, it turns on those who released it and it cannot easily be put back.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 23:22

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