Episode 1330: Brexit And The Politics Of Pain With Fintan O’Toole
Brexit is a strange hybrid – a genuine national revolution against a phoney oppressor. So writes Fintan O’Toole in his new book, Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain – an attempt to understand the mentality of Brexit.
Was not at all prepared for Fintan O’Toole’s 50 shades of Grey / Brexit comparison. Subsequently experiencing intrusive thoughts of Jacob Reese Mogg in some leathers. #Triggered pic.twitter.com/NJxEcxnsr3
— Sarah Kennedy (@SarahCKennedy) November 19, 2018
Why did many people in England come to see the EU as an agent of oppression? How did English attitudes towards the European idea evolve, from the 67% IN vote of their 1975 referendum on EC membership, to the 52% OUT vote of 2016? How do figures Fintan helps us understand
— Fintan O’Toole (@fotoole) November 24, 2018
Why did so many in England stop feeling British and start feeling English? And where does resurgent English nationalism go from here?
“the expedition has now arrived simultaneously at Cape Disappointment, Delusion Point and Exasperation Bay – respectively Theresa May’s deal, no deal and the demand for a second referendum” – @fotoole @IrishTimeshttps://t.co/d8D4xsEm2t
— Cathy Barry (@cathyby) November 27, 2018
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.@davidmcw famously predicted the meltdown of the Irish economy before it collapsed in 2008. These days he’s feeling more optimistic about where we’re headed. He talks to @kenearlys about economic growth being driven by the liberalisation of Irish societyhttps://t.co/dATQKs7MHT pic.twitter.com/xkpnqynSNo
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