Brexit and the politics of truth

  title={Brexit and the politics of truth},
  author={D. Marsh},
  journal={British Politics},
  • D. Marsh
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • British Politics
  • This paper examines one key aspect of Brexit, the link between Brexit and anti-politics. I shall argue that anti-politics led, in large part, to Brexit, but, crucially, that the latter will increase the former. In my view, anti-politics is rooted in distrust of the political elite and an almost total rejection of the idea, which, historically, was at the core of the British democratic settlement, that ‘government knows best’. This rejection was obviously, to a significant extent, based on… CONTINUE READING
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