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Brexit: The Globalist’s Top Ten Features

A selection of the most thought-provoking articles on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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  • A selection of the most thought-provoking articles on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

Far from being merely a political decision, Brexit goes to the heart of British identity.

To browse The Globalist’s entire Brexit article collection, click here.

A Long-Term Fight Over British Identity

Brexit is not so much about the UK’s relationship with the rest of Europe than it is about determining the nature and structure of the UK itself. | By Stephan Richter

Brexit: A Cultural Morphology

How the deep forces of British history, from royalism and classism to nationalism and imperialism, combined to trigger the Brexit moment. | By Frank Vogl

Brexit Devours Its Children

Tory anti-Europeanism ended Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May. Who’s next? | By Denis MacShane

UK: Slave to Europe?

With Brexit, the British government remains depressingly out of touch with the world. | By Rupert Strachwitz

Battleground Britain: Brexit’s Three Dimensions

Sorting out political Brexit, economic and commercial Brexit as well as geopolitical Brexit. | By Denis MacShane

How to Shape the EU in the Post-Brexit Era

The EU is not a mono-directional train headed toward “ever closer union.” An “ever better union” might be more like it. | By Klaus Moessle

Britain’s Confused Soul in the Age of Brexit

Britain appears to be abandoning core virtues – its ability to be ruthlessly wedded to a realistic pragmatism. | By Stephan Richter

Brexit: A Self-Harming Rush to the Gates

The rush for a quick Brexit harms the UK’s own interests. It is an irrational basis for deciding the future of Britain. | By John Bruton

Brexit’s Real Purpose: Killing the EU?

From Murdoch to Mercer, there are deep-pocketed billionaires around the world that want to see the EU emasculated, if not abolished. | By Rupert Strachwitz

Brexit: The Worst of All Policy Ideas

Brexit is the UK equivalent of the United States launching the Iraq War: Noble intentions perhaps, but an utterly self-defeatist move. | By Stephan Richter

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