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Economy in crisis, Tories in meltdown: how I have told the sad, strange story of Britain | The Guardian

“The closest I could get to understanding a rationale behind Brexit was to see it in the context of what Blair once called ‘post-empire malaise’ – a vague if deep-seated yearning to re-gain the confidence and sureness of identity that, at least in the imagination, went hand-in-hand with running an empire.”