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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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OK Just started watching #BrexitTheUncivilWar. You guys better not ruin the end result for me!
I can already feel people complaining 'How dare they portray Nigel Farage as a rich boy playing games with the lives of the working class he claims to represent'
#BrexitTheUncivilWar
Is Benedict Cumberbatch putting on a Welsh accent?
#BrexitTheUncivilWar.
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In the ad breaks of #BrexitTheUncivilWar how about taking a look at Brexit, the uncivil reality?

For example, the loss of jobs and investment opportunities, and the fleeing capital flowing to EU27 states...
Or how Theresa May's deal *really* stacks up against no deal, and against remaining in the EU...
Or how trading on WTO would work in practice (TL/DR version: not very well at all)...
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I've seen C4's Brexit: An Uncivil War...& it's a brilliant, compelling drama. James Graham, the writer, captures the campaign's dark toxic heart & Cumberbatch delivers a stand-out performance. But it also whitewashes the deeply serious criminal offences we know were committed..
It's on tonight at 9pm & it's a must-watch. But @ObserverUK & many others (@DamianCollins @chrisinsilico @shahmiruk @AdamRamsay @PeterKGeoghegan @maryftz @JolyonMaugham @EmmaLBriant @Channel4News @brexitsham @tomwatson @peterjukes) are still struggling to try & expose the truth..
.@mrJamesGraham, the writer, hopes it will start a national conversation. I hope so too. Which is why I - & others - will be trying to livetweet the issues it raises, and offences it obscures, in real time...
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