One of Brexit’s leading critics argues that the culture of Ireland is marked by its colonial relationship with its larger neighbour, and that their shared membership of the European Union ensured the good faith and stability of the Good Friday Agreement. What now for the border?
The shortest history of Germany I recall from my schooldays went to the tune of “Colonel Bogey”. Though it may not exactly have been history, it came close to being the sum total of knowledge about Germany in post-war Britain.
As the referendum campaign enters its closing weeks, one issue rarely being discussed is that of the European Union as an alternative to the concept of the nation state. But in years to come could the EU act as a counterbalance to the commercial clout of global business?