I came across this book when Ken Early interviewed the author on his excellent political podcast on the Second Captains network. A critique of Brexit but more importantly an earnest exploration into the mindset that allows what The Irish Times called “a bewildering act of self-harm” in its editorial the day after the leave vote won. Nothing that has happened since would suggest that this is inaccurate.
It is written with humour but clear and critical accuracy - in some cases I felt it read as a parody of the English psyche, but it is only too true.
Well written and very much well worth it, as we move inexorably towards the unknown.
The psychology of brexit is exposed in this brilliant book; the sense of superiority; the 'we was robbed' mentality of the 'lost cause'; that Europeans are ungrateful scum who refuse to let the country that saved them 'have their cake and eat it too'; the way a country that was 'won't to conquer others' to to create the greatest empire in history has somehow managed to conceive itself as a conquered territory equivalent to Nazi occupied Europe or (dare we say it) those many territories conquered by Britain including the writers own native Ireland.