Brexit’s all about Geography; it’s all about borders; it’s all about issues of identity; and a lot of it is about history.

If you’re trying to work out what is strange about Britain trying to leave the EU (because there has to be something odd to be the first country to try to leave) perhaps you could start with its size. The UK is a particularly large European state. You would have expected it to be a small country within the continent that would have tried to go first (there are so many more of those). But the UK is one of the five large states of the EU: Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Britain. One thing that is odd about the British is that they are in the economically most unequal state..in Europe. But that is not all that is very strange

.., a talk given in Oxford on January 30th 2019.

Danny Dorling speaking on Brexit, Demography, Geography and the British. A schools talk at the Oxford Branch of the Geographical Association, North Wall Theatre, Oxford, January 30th 2019 – audio recording above, for book click here.

Rule Britannia: From Brexit to the end of Empire - published January 15th 2019

Rule Britannia: From Brexit to the end of Empire – published January 15th 2019