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From the Levellers to the Leavers: a history of revolt

The Levellers "were patriots all"

By David Selbourne  

Then-leader of Ukip Nigel Farage arrives at the European Parliament in the wake of the Brexit vote, 28th June 2016 ©Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

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On 23rd June 2016, 17,410,742 Britons voted to leave the European Union, with public anxieties and angers mounting in the Western democracies about many things. Deepening inequality, the lost sense of national identity and mass-migration are among them. And as…

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