Asperities

The Blessings of Brexit

Brexit made it possible and respectable for all Tory traditions to support leaving Europe. That liberated people to abandon the fixed positions and conventional wisdom of the previous forty years. Over over the next few months, following the replacement of Cameron by May, the Tories gradually reassembled themselves

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest…

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