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Wednesday 7 March
The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR
Please note: the date for this event has needed to change from Tuesday 20th February to Wednesday 7 March.
Amidst the political turmoil of Brexit and Trump, Anthony Barnett will argue that it is England and the English who are taking Britain out of the EU.
What are the causes of this explosive English dissatisfaction? How should we respond, given that the answer the English themselves have embraced with Brexit - of Great Britain alone in the world - is heading for disaster?
'Anthony Barnett is the author of 'The Lure of Greatness: England's Brexit and America's Trump'. Anthony was the first director of Charter 88, the campaign for constitutional reform, 1988-95. He co-founded openDemocracy in 2001, was its first Editor and writes regularly for it. A six minute video of interesting people reading from his book has been viewed 158,000 on Facebook and can also be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6k7stju2vU
This event is from the Centre for English Identity and Politics. For more information about the centre, click here
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