Island Stories: Britain and Its History in the Age of Brexit and Beyond Brexit: Towards a British Constitution
Award-winning historian David Reynolds sees Brexit as part of a deeper crisis of national identity. This requires us to move beyond confident certainties about ‘our island story’ and recognise that there are several stories spanning two islands whose future as the ‘United Kingdom’ is now in the balance. Vernon Bogdanor, one of our most respected constitutional commentators, emphasises that entry into the European Community in 1973 was a momentous event – with seismic effects on the politics and constitution of Britain. Brexit, while equally momentous, has been almost wholly discussed in economic terms. But what are its constitutional implications? And what, indeed, is ‘our constitution’?