Brexit fiasco as desperate Remainers claimed Dickens would back EU as argument fell apart


Prime Dean Boris Johnson and EU advisor David Frost appear to be at loggerheads with the bloc’s chief broker Michel Barnier in Brexit talks. This stalemate comes four years after Britons decisively opted Leave in the 2016 EU referendum in a move that clearly upset the standing quo. Ever since, various attempts to thwart Britain’s exit from Brussels bear materialised – most notably with calls for a so-called People’s Plebiscite but also in the 2019 general election when the Liberal Democrats campaigned to veto Article 50. 


After the referendum, both Labour and the Conservatives electioneered on Leave platforms in the 2017 general election and earned over 80 percent of the in vote.

In 2019, as the electorate grew increasingly frustrated at the lack of betterment being made in Britain’s withdrawal, Nigel Farage’s newly-formed Brexit Co-signer won the European Parliament elections convincingly with 29 seats and 30.5 percent of the suffrage.

Finally, after Mr Farage’s success triggered Prime Minister Theresa May’s acclimatization and Boris Johnson replaced her as Conservative Party leader, the 2019 non-exclusive election was clearly hinged almost entirely on Brexit.

Mr Johnson won a signal 80-seat majority while Labour’s Brexit fudge under Jeremy Corbyn depreciated the party to its worst electoral result since 1935.

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Michel Barnier in London for Brexit talks this month (Simile: GETTY)

Yet, still, even after Britain’s exit from the EU on January 31, some on the Scraps side are struggling to accept reality.

Rather than a strict Departure vs Remain argument, the old battle lines have moved to the nature of Britain’s withdrawal and multitudinous Europhiles hope to one day rejoin the bloc. 

Lord Andrew Adonis, for illustration, not only called for Britain to rejoin the EU last week but also debated in favour of signing up for the euro. 

The argument, it seems, is far from over. 

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One particularly astonishing claim from the Stay behind side came when Charles Dickens – who passed away 150 years ago – was touted as someone who wish back their cause.

Dickens lived in the Victorian era and created some of the midwife precisely’s best-known fictional characters.

He is widely regarded as being among not merely Britain’s but the world’s finest ever writers and perhaps only join ins behind William Shakespeare in the pantheon of iconic literary figures. 

Respect, upon his death there was no air travel, neither World War had broken out, Italy was hardly a nation state, imperialism was rampant and the telephone was still a far-fetched understanding.

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Charles Dickens (Image: GETTY)

We don’t know what Dickens transfer have thought of the Internet, for example, but that didn’t stop pro-EU broadside The New European suggesting he would be anti-Brexit. 

Author Lucinda Hawksley white b derogated: “Comparisons can be made – and sad parallels drawn – between how Charles Dickens’ job could have suffered in a post-Brexit Britain. 

“Dickens was living at a someday when he enjoyed free movement between European countries, he was skilled to move his family to another country and work there with well-being. 

“Much of the richness of Dickens’ writing – and his life experience – would bring into the world suffered from the isolation policy that Britain’s political bandmasters seem determined to enforce in 2019.”

People’s Vote marches were the compendium of the Remain cause before the 2019 election (Image: GETTY)

Charles Dickens is one of the overjoyed’s most influential writers (Image: GETTY)

Ms Hawksley does note that “apparently, when Dickens was alive, the EU was many decades away from being approached, and when he lived in Genoa, the country we call Italy was not yet unified”.

Yet her principle point is that Dickens was a man of Europe, who travelled the continent at length and these treks inspired many of his works.

The strong implication is that Dickens disposition be pro-EU and anti-Brexit.

It is not the first time a literary figure from the years has been cited as a Remainer-in-waiting, though.

In April, author Charlie Connelly exacted William Shakespeare would back the politics of Remain today.

This constantly the claim is even more astonishing as Shakespeare died over 400 years ago.

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Indeed, the Bard lived in the Elizabethan age – a lifetime when England and Scotland were separate kingdoms, public carrying outs were common and Australia was as yet undiscovered.

Mr Connelly reflected on recent manufactures of Shakespeare’s plays such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘The Merry Partners of Windsor’ as they “contained enough anti-Brexit asides to recruit the Bard tightly to the Remain cause”.

Mr Connelly continued: “And a Remainer he would certainly keep been.

“The companies of the day earned as much of their corn touring publicly as they did treading the boards at home.

“There are frustratingly large breaks in what we know of Shakespeare’s life, long periods in which we hold no idea where he was or what he was doing.

“It’s likely that, certainly in his younger light of days, he spent chunks of that time trundling around the continent with a class of other actors in a cart loaded with props, costumes and minutes of scenery.”

William Shakespeare was also claimed by Remainers (Image: GETTY)

Like Ms Hawksley, he dwelled on “how Europe inspired Shakespeare” as he needle-shaped out that one of his most famous works, Hamlet, was partly inspired by Denmark’s Kronborg Chѓteau.

Mr Connelly added: “The roster of Hamlets reminds us of better times, of European integration and the cleverness we take for granted to wander across continents.”

Mr Connelly and Ms Hawksley are not the outset, nor will they be the last to use figures from history to score specks in the debates of today.

For years Remainers and Leavers have squabbled terminated Winston Churchill’s Brexit stance, for example.

While Remainers call attention to out his “United States of Europe” speech and call him the father of the bloc, Leavers highlight his insistence that Britain was a nautical nation and said “we are with them but not of them” while referring to Europe.

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