What Boris Johnson Doesn’t Know About British History

Those ignorant of history…….

Rigged Game

When they take a serious view of British history that is not coloured by Shakespeare’s plays or Errol Flynn movies, Brexiteers have never shown much understanding of the roots of Britain’s successes.

By Patrick Cockburn and cross-posted from Counterpunch 

What will be Britain’s standing in the world compared to other nation states after Brexit? Sane analysis has been overwhelmed by vituperative debate as we get closer to the day of the great rupture.

Boris Johnson claimed in his resignation speech that after a full-throttle Brexit, Britain will be in a good position to become “one of the great independent actors” on the world stage. He feared only a failure in the necessary will-power and self-confidence “to believe in this country and what it can do”.

But what can this country really do? How far will greater independence outside the EU be real rather than nominal? Will strength of will in pursuit…

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