Alex Massie Alex Massie

Brexit has encouraged an eruption of nasty nativism. Why is anyone surprised by this?

Even in an age of ridiculousness there is something preposterous about the sight of so many prominent Leavers clutching their pearls in horror as they contemplate the possibility – the real possibility – that Andrea Leadsom could become the next leader of the Conservative party and, by golly, Prime Minister too.

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