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A divided Britain is not new. So why do today’s schisms seem intractable? | Kenan Malik

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Once, divisions were more clearly embedded in politics. Now they can appear arbitrary A few years ago, we stayed in a cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. One night, we went for a drink in the local. It was plastered inside and out with union jacks. The moment I saw the flags, the hairs on my neck stood up. Anyone black or Asian who had grown up in 70s and 80s Britain would probably have felt the same. The union jack in those days was a sign, meaning: “Beware, fascists around”.
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