Observers "had become used to seeing Britain as the ballast of good sense in an impetuous Europe and the world at large. We should mourn the fact that we no longer can. When a friend has changed beyond recognition, it feels like bereavement." by
If you do nothing else today and can get hold of an FT, read this article. It is outstanding, albeit deeply saddening.
this, by , is the journalistic equivalent of a bucket of cold of water to the face
Excellent piece on the way Britain has changed for the worse by Another country, not my own
Who are you and what have you done to my friend Britain? This is what the country’s one-time admirers from abroad — I am one — are asking as we watch it descend into increasingly vituperative politics and a policy course akin to self-sabotage By
I'd be curious to know if other non-British (and indeed British) friends of Britain feel the same as what I describe here. Any insight, twitter? "Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society" via
Britain used to congratulate itself on being sober and pragmatic. But it was always more extreme than we thought - economically as well as politically. Excellent column by
Remarkable pair of articles on the US and Britain today from the FT's two Martins. 'Who lost America? And is it lost for good?' asks : 'Who are you and what have you done to my friend Britain?' wonders :
Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society - via it's
This column by on reappraising the UK is as a excellent as everyone says. As someone who also struggles to reconcile my deep affection for the country with the current cluster...., this really resonated.
Beautiful summary by on how continental anglophiles, myself included, feel about Britain these days
As the fractures in British society and politics comes further into view, the UK's image to one-time admirers as a bastion of temperance is disintegrating, writes
This is a great column on the nature of Britain - a land of (until recently unappreciated) contradictions & extremes
Excellent piece - a ‘must read’ for Leavers and Remainers. As is this by
The Brexit turmoil is simply a manifestation of UK society’s underlying tensions, and extremes. Very good piece by ⁦
#Brexit as symptom and result of highly divided UK society. via
Quote: „It is reckless to expect the UK’s turmoil to be shortlived“
Was Britain's apparent stability always just a balance of extremes? Powerful piece by . --> Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society
Quite the read here: Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society via
Brexit lays bare extremes that define British society via ⁩ identifies key parameters. UK needs thorough constitutional reform: by far best context is relative economic stability within EU not bitter politics of disappointment outside
Terrific, quietly terrifying, piece by via
Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society - The Financial Times via thanks
Magistral: Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society. addresses the fundamental issues that both sides prefer to gloss over via
"When a friend has changed beyond recognition, it feels like bereavement; when it turns out we were misled all along, it feels like deception." wonders what has happened to "my friend Britain"
“Britain provided temperance in a part of the world too prone to extremes. So what happened?” via
Another RT for this excellent piece which is even better on 2nd read : Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society via
Who are you and what have you done to my friend Britain? Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society via
"It is reckless to expect the UK’s turmoil to be shortlived. Its partners, in Europe above all, must hope for the best but plan for the worst." via
Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society via
Brexit lays bare the extremes that define British society via