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MICHAEL WOOD ON…

“We need to talk about England. What kind of nation will it be?”

’ve put this one off, I’ll be historians see this moment? Too early to tell, you will rightly say, but historians taking the long view are already telling us that Brexit was the product not only of the divisions of the last 10 years or so, but was rooted in Britain’s 20th-century experience of empire: the biggest fact in the last 300 years of British history.

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