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Why everyone is losing the Brexit war

No matter their politics, in 2019, no-one feels like a winner. How is it that everybody can be feeling beaten at once?

By Gaby Hinsliff   March 2019

In 2019, nobody feels like they've won. Photo: Prospect composite

It is a mild January morning in Winchester, beneath the shadow of the cathedral. Middle-aged women walk small dogs down cobbled streets, square-jawed boys pour out of the nearby public school, and American tourists pause to study the blue plaque on the house where Jane Austen died. Meanwhile, a group of academics gathers in a room next door to the cathedral tea shop, to discuss Englishness in this most English of settings.

Or to be precise, the “cultural eradication” of…

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