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How I learned to love the United Kingdom—and all its imperfections

No, "Brexit Britain" isn't perfect—but neither is the Netherlands. Our task is to foster an inclusive dialogue, not turn our backs

By Justa M Hopma  

In a recent piece in Prospect, Joris Luyendijk reflects on his personal experiences before and during the unfolding saga that is Brexit. Having spent considerable time in the London, Britain’s cosmopolitan capital, Luyendijk uses his experiences to draw conclusions about English culture and society. He is very to the point in highlighting what he views as some of England’s social ills: he concludes that the English are ignorant of the EU, the English do not understand compromise, England is not a serious country and that middle-class Englanders need to straighten…

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