Brexit presented itself as precisely this: a critique of power - the EU's and the UK's subordination to it - and an emotional and political alternative. The problem, however, is that Brexit is wrong. It will be a disaster for exactly the people Lisa Nandy represents.
Co-founder of OpenDemocracy and author of The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit & America’s Trump
Anthony Barnett is a writer and activist. He was the co-ordinator of Charter 88, the influential campaign for human rights and a democratic constitution. He co-founded and was the first editor of openDemocracy, for which he now writes regularly. His most recent book is The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump.
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