Re: Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

Thanks Brian, this is indeed very helpful to set the scores between the "nations" of the Islands. I have argued in the past (a short outline here https://www.psa.ac.uk/psa/news/brexit-ethnopolitical-dimension) that it is in fact the failure to resolve the "English" rather than the "Celtic" question which creates problems for the future.

Re: Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

Thanks Brian
I think you are absolutely right to underscore the importance of nationalism to Brexit. Brexit is indeed reconfiguring political loyalties in the UK.
As you say, the nation, rather than the state, is becoming the focus of loyalties, although this is blurred in the case of England. The 'British' rhetoric of Brexit has obscured this development.
Ben

Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

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Brexit, Nation and Sovereignty

H-Nationalism is pleased to publish a further contribution to its ongoing 'Brexit, Nationalism and the Future of Europe' forum, which discusses the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union and its impact on nationalism and the future of Europe in a multidisciplinary perspective. Please feel welcome to add to the discussion by posting a reply.

Brexit: Six Months to Go

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Re: English Nationalism and Brexit

Thanks to Ben for these comments. I think that it is not either/or on the question of the 'left-behinds' and English nationalism. Both are component parts of the drive to Brexit. At the mass level I would argue that both English nationalism (especially in the shires as Ben has suggested) and a sense of grievance on the part of those with poor educational qualifications and lower socio economic status contributed to the success of Brexit in England (though some of these factors were at play elsewhere).

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