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How going ahead with Brexit could help the far-right thrive

It's often claimed that staying in Europe would cause unmanageable anger and resentment, particularly among the British right. The reality is more complex

By Emma-Lee Moss   August 2018

A supporter of Tommy Robinson at Nelon's Column during a 'Free Tommy Robinson' protest on Whitehal. Photo: Alex Cavendish/NurPhoto/Sipa USA

It is no surprise that for its hardline cheerleaders, the 52-48 vote for Brexit was immediately claimed as the settled “will of the people.” What’s been remarkable, however, is how other political leaders and the wider media acquiesced in a very close vote on a moving question calcifying into “democratic case closed.” But—like it or not—that is the point of departure. And by those terms, a non-Brexit would mean that…

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