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The Guardian view on Brexit bells: striking the wrong note | Editorial

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Proposals that Big Ben should chime and church bells ring to mark Britain's departure from the EU should not be given the time of day In his 1961 novel Unconditional Surrender , Evelyn Waugh gave a typically waspish verdict on the Festival of Britain, staged 10 years earlier. “To celebrate the opening of a happier decade,” he wrote, “the government decreed a Festival. Monstrous constructions appeared on the south bank of the Thames... but there was little popular exuberance among the straitened people.” Given his Tory sympathies, and distaste for the egalitarian spirit that swept the...
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