ARTICLES

'Brexit will restore a proper sense of patriotism'. The Times Comment - 17 Nov 17

When David Cameron asked the British people to vote on whether to leave the European Union, he did his utmost to persuade us that the question was a purely economic one: would we be better off in the union or out of it? And he assembled teams of experts to warn about the economic cost if we decided to leave.

For many ordinary citizens, however, the question was not about economics at all. It was about identity and sovereignty. For such people matters were at stake that the politicians had systematically marginalised, and which were more important to them than all the economic and geopolitical arguments.

Their question was not: what will make us better off, but rather: who are we, where are we, what…

The full article is available in PDF format HERE

 

CONTACT
 
To contact Scrutopia, please email: 
contact@rogerscruton.com
MAILING LIST

 

Subscribe to our mailing list.
* indicates required
 
 
SCRUTARI SEMPER TWEETS
Scrutopia Summer School Fellowship notice! New Generation Research Exchange: Roger Scruton Philosophy Symposium Fe… https://t.co/dFJLp1dfxZ
RT @DanJTPitt: I studied for my MA in this type of format at @UniOfBuckingham with @Roger_Scruton, @SCP_Hughes, @RalphStefanWeir and others…
RT @Scruton_Quotes: The @Roger_Scruton page at Audible. Nine titles available. https://t.co/0uoekCZn7x
Follow Scrutari semper on Twitter