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The Uncivil War made for good drama—but where were the women?

The Channel 4 drama exposed an ongoing problem in the Brexit debate: the lack of women's voices

By Sian Norris  

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings. Photo: Channel 4 still

On Monday 7 January, Channel 4 screened its joint production with HBO Brexit: The Uncivil War. Written by James Graham and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, it tells the story of how the Vote Leave campaign won the 2016 Referendum. 

The drama was gripping and the acting excellent. But where were the women?

Even women prominent in the Leave campaign barely got a look-in alongside the macho posturing of Banks, Farage, Cummings and Johnson. Prominent Labour Brexiteer Gisela Stuart was granted only one line, while…

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