It seems to me that certain Brexit supporters presume that they have first dibs on patriotism: an automatic unchallenged monopoly when it comes to being proud to be British; to feeling, as the dictionary definition has it, “vigorous support for one’s country”?
Looking at this tweet which just went out the other day, I was reminded of that undoubtedly hot night just this past August in Mississippi, when Nigel Farage strode out on to the stage of a Donald Trump rally.
The London media recently converged on my home city of Sunderland, choosing it as the idea place to rake through the ashes of the post-Brexit fallout. After all, the city’s shock 61pc Leave result was the first real signifier that David Cameron’s gamble was about to seriously backfire.
Fifty-six per cent of people in the north of Ireland voted to remain in the EU. Martin McGuinness, the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, explains why Brexit is an affront to democracy and explores its consequences