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Books on Brexit: This Sovereign Isle

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Written by Robert Tombs

We thought that BfB readers might like to hear this interesting and thoughtful interview with our co-editor Robert Tombs, Emeritus Professor of French History and Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge and Hussein Kassim of UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE).  In this succinct book, Robert Tombs debates the notion that the decision to leave the EU is historically explicable by Britain’s very different historical experience, especially in the twentieth century, and because of our more extensive and deeper ties outside Europe. He challenges the orthodox view that Brexit was due solely to British or English exceptionalism: in choosing to leave the EU, the British, he argues, were in many ways voting as typical Europeans. The discussion ranges over a the referendum, the divisive nature of Brexit and Britain in the post-Brexit world.  Enjoy.

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