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Heroic Failure - Brexit and the Politics of Pain

Fintan O'Toole

Narrator Sam Devereaux

Publisher: W. F. Howes

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Summary

A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book, from the author of Ship of Fools, about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit.In exploring the answers to the question 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; how a country that once had colonies is redefining itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation; the strange gastronomic and political significance of prawn-flavoured crisps and their role in the rise of Boris Johnson; the dreams of revolutionary deregulation and privatisation that drive Arron Banks, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the silent rise of English nationalism, the force that dare not speak its name.
Duration: about 6 hours (06:00:21)
Publishing date: 2019-03-14; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2018. Copyright Statment: —