Melanie Philips And The Revanchist Politics Of Brexit Britain

AN SIONNACH FIONN

The supremacist nature of British, or rather, Greater English nationalism is summed up in this extract from a series of oddly contradictory and counterfactual claims by the controversial right-wing newspaper columnist, Melanie Philips, writing in the Times of London:

“Britain is a nation with the right to rule itself. It is the EU which is the artificial construct, the imagined community that falsely claims for itself the hollow appurtenances of a nation. The EU therefore has no prior claim on its constituent nations which are under no obligation to remain. By contrast, the United Kingdom is a nation which is governed in accordance with its name. Scotland has no right to rip it asunder if it wants to secede from the Union…”

I believe this is called having your cake and eating it too. Of course being a unionist, that is to say, an English nationalist, Philips has a message for England’s…

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