The vote on Brexit was certainly the biggest constitutional and political upheaval in my lifetime. And since nothing remotely as close to this happened in Britain between 1945 and 1972, not even Anthony Eden’s clumsy foray into the Suez, this makes it the biggest thing since the end of World War 2. I polled readers on whether you wanted me to talk about Brexit and 79% of you did, so here goes.
💥 On the sociology of Brexit : an AMAZING essay from Will Davies
looks at the themes underlying a large part of the Brexit caucus that is based outside of London. (Of course, we must recognise that the Brexit camp had quite broad support. I personally know of several with stellar records in tech, hedge funds, private equity & more, but this part of the coalition has not attracted the same level of analysis.)
What happens next. Legally and politically enacting Article 50 may require many more steps
, the path to which seems likely to involve the Westminster Parliament & the Scottish parliament. It might even involve another General Election, to ensure Parliament has a very clear mandate. Of course, this could all be wrong, the outgoing Prime Minister could change his mind over the weekend and dispatch speculation by formally notifying the Council of Ministers under Article 50 on Tuesday. May you live in interesting times.