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Brexit is not really about making Britain imperial again

Polls show many British voters, especially older ones, remain proud of the empire. But there is little evidence that imperial nostalgia played a large part in the Brexit vote.

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While Brexiteers came from all classes and areas, "remainers" were mainly from the ranks of politicians, senior civil servants, business executives, academics, media people, Londoners - "the establishment".

BRITAIN remains roiled by a struggle, both political and cultural, to leave the European Union. Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in London this weekend for a second referendum; more than 5 million signed a petition demanding that Brexit be scrapped entirely. Prime Minister Theresa May, face...

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