For Europeans keen to understand Brexiteers this is vital: the fantasy that the British Empire was based on free trade rather than plunder.
Dude - they literally bring criminal prosecutions against people who write on colonial atrocities.
Actually, there've been (too little too late) successful court cases against Dutch state by survivors of actrocities nrc.nl/nieuws/2015/08…
A *current*? Just a bit. Wider point: unless you're just pointing & laughing at some individuals, Empire not a v good explanator of Brexit.
It's not about that at all: it's trying to work out what role imperialist sentiment played in Brexit. I'm not convinced it's that huge. /
/ I think island mentality more than imperial mentality. Politically UK still v isolationist & Brits haven't noticed economically it isn't.