The departure of the UK from the EU marked the start and the end of an era. There is a very good chance that the Union may not last the decade. Even the monarchy, embroiled in new scandals and revelations, will inevitably face its own moment of revision soon. Images, ideas and artefacts that have been prized assets of traditional British history are, rightly, being reframed in the context of 21st century race and social justice. To some, these shifts are the welcome result of modernisation, but to others they feel like a descent into the void. Is “Britishness” disintegrating, and if so, does it matter?
editor and invited experts
Director of The UK in a Changing Europe and professor of European politics and foreign affairs at King’s College London
Journalist and author Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the old politics is useless – and what to do about it.
Broadcaster and author, How Britain Ends
Dr Ceri Davies
Director, Centre for Deliberative Research, National Centre for Social Research