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The Anglosphere: new enthusiasm for an old dream

Having cut Britain adrift of Europe, Brexiters are indulging in an old fantasy about a new national role in the world—as the hub of a far-flung Anglosphere

By Duncan Bell   February 2017

Leading Brexiteers proposed Britain should reinforce its relationship with "natural allies" Australia, Canada and New Zealand ©Royal Geographical Society, London, UK/Bridgeman Images

Theresa May’s government is frantically trying to square all sorts of circles, but it cannot conceal the abject confusion about post-Brexit Britain’s place in the world. Can it act alone on a crowded stage? How can it compete against giants like the European Union, the…

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