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    1: The forces behind Brexit seem fundamentally dark to me. But I'm not a Brit. I can't know what makes sense for them in their country.

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    2: Perhaps it's the best thing for ordinary Britons, which is the only real test of the matter. But from a distance, and knowing a bit ...

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    3: more abt the international real, it's hard not to see the UK committing an uncanny sort of geopolitical suicide. The UK will be ...

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    4: outside the EU, cut off from the main as it were. It seems likely to lose Scotland and NI seem questionable in he long run. London ...

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    5: will remain a financial capital but it is hard to see how it won't be diminished by separation from the EU. How long will a rump ...

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    6: England be credible as a member of the UN Security Council? It is almost as if having colonized the world and then decolonized the ...

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    7: the world and then after a period emerged as a post colonial nation state the country has after several decades decided to decolonize ...

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    8: itself, rebel against the human legacy of its empire within its own borders, secede from Europe, even dismember itself in some sort ...

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    9: of spasm of involution. The collapse of e leadership of both major political parties post-Brexit and the increasingly erratic and ...

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    10: comical turn of the country's politics must be temporary at some level. But Boris Johnson as FM, as the UKs face to the world, seems ...

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    11: emblematic since on so many different levels he seems to embody small England. The practiced and foppish Tory eccentrism, the ...

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    12: bemused and haughty manner based on an increasingly irrelevant past. When a vast star begins to die it eventually collapses in on ...

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    13: itself, not just petering out but collapsing into a gravitational well as minuscule and tight as it was once vast and extensive. In ...

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    14: other words, a black hole. I know, I know, the UK isn't mainly an idea for people on other continents. It's a vast community of tens ...

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    15: of millions who will get up tomorrow and a year from now and a decade from now living their own in divisor and national lives ...

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    16: whatever metaphors or grand conclusions I come up with. But from a distance, considering the UKs role on the international stage ...

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    17: the whole thing really does see like an uncanny and unprovoked national self-immolation.

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