This sceptred isle: the real reason the Brits voted for Brexit ...


This sceptred isle: the real reason the Brits voted for Brexit is simple

Remainer diehards should grit their teeth and accept that voters feel a profound attachment to community and place

Nick Timothy

Britain has finally Brexited, but for a minority of diehard Remainers, the battle is not yet over. With eminent historians willing the dissolution of the United Kingdom, former diplomats denouncing their country as “stupid”, and activists wishing coronavirus on Leave supporters, it is clear that many Remainers still cannot comprehend Brexit, nor the opinions of millions of their fellow citizens.

Leave supporters should not want to lord it over people who sincerely hold a different view of Britain’s future, and most were right to resist any temptation to succumb to triumphalism. But if Britons truly want their country to come back together, and put the pain and division of the past few years behind them, they should all do more to try to understand one another.

Remainers could do worse than start by watching a maiden speech made in the House of Commons last week by a new MP named Danny Kruger...

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