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Who is Britain?

It's no surprise that the most insightful commentary on Brexit has emerged from writers who hail from colonised lands. If history has taught us anything, it is that colonised nations experience a constant state of self-reflection and identity making. Perhaps this
is why we see in others, what they cannot. For me, this process of self-reflection and identity making, can be seen in three distinct, but interlinking epochs. First, during the colonisation period itself. Here, this practice, was deemed a necessary one by the oppressed people,
if they were to preserve any identity they could, under colonial rule. Not all preservation was possible, with language, religion and sport, being removed in many cases, by the oppressor completely. Nevertheless certain aspect of national identities were saved, and if they
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