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“Our glorious maj”: how Remainers invented a fantasy Queen

The odd spectacle of Britons—even liberal, Republican Britons—believing that the Queen can stop Brexit is more complicated than the wishful thinking it might at first appear to be

By Padraid Reidy  

God save the EU? Remainers have fallen for a fantasy, liberal Queen who hates Brexit and Trump just as much as they do. Photo: Prospect composite

Of all the bizarre political phenomena conjured by Brexit, the recent spectacle of liberal and even left-wing people beseeching the stars for rescue by Regina ex Machina must be the most intriguing and baffling.

“Everyone write to the queen. Do it today. She’s in Balmoral,” urged writer and anti-Brexit campaigner Emma Kennedy in a now-deleted tweet as the news broke that Boris Johnson…

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