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How the Famous Five sold us a myth of Britain—and set the stage for our Brexit fantasies

The fantasy land espoused by some hardcore Leavers doesn't come from nowhere. I've traced the source: and it's Enid Blyton

By Ella Risbridger  

“Why did Brexit happen?” is a stupid question. Of course it is. A very stupid question, actually, with a thousand possible answers. Like “Why did the Second World War happen?”, it depends who you ask, and how much time they’ve got.

With that necessary caveat in mind, however, I have to tell you: I’ve found the real, true answer.

I have tracked the Brexit to its lair. I am the Poirot of politics, and I know whodunnit. And as in all the best mysteries, it’s the person you least expected: it’s Enid…

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