Peter Apps, Reuters: After Brexit vote, can a divided UK heal?
As you drive across Southeast England, you don’t even have to talk to anyone to see the depth of anger and division the EU referendum has released. In gardens, by roadsides and on farmland, huge pro-“leave” banners read: “We want our country back”.
Britain isn’t usually like this, not even during a general election. It is a country built, after all, on often messy consensus. There have been periods of polarization before, of course – during the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher, again in the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. Never in my lifetime, however, has the population felt so fundamentally divided on such an existential issue.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 21, 2016
The ‘Brexit’ Campaign: A Cheat Sheet -- The Atlantic
Brexit: Who's Really to Blame for Europe's Mess -- David Dayen, Fiscal Times
Two defining moments in the Brexit campaign -- John Lloyd, Reuters
A Brexit is just the beginning of Europe's problems -- Elena Holodny, Business Insider
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