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Dreams of Leaving and Remaining The Anatomy Of Britain On The Edge Of Brexit By An Orwell Prize Winning Journalist In March , The UK Will Leave The EU, Facing An Unpredictable Future Since The Referendum In , The Nation Has Been Split Into Two One Half Dreaming Of Leaving, The Other Of Remaining During This Period, James Meek, Who Has Been Described As The George Orwell Of Our Times , Went In Search Of The Stories And Consequences Of This Rupture He Discusses The Desire To Leave With Farmers And Fishermen, Despite The Loss Of Protections And Fears Of The Future That This Might Bring He Reports As A Cadbury S Factory Is Shut Down And Moved To Poland, In The Name Of Free Market Economics, And How It Impacts On The Local Community Left Behind He Charts How The NHS Is Coping With The Twin Burdens Of Austerity And An Aging Population Dreams Of Leaving And Remaining Is Urgent Reporting From The Frontline Of The Crisis From One Of Our Finest Journalists James Meek Asks What We Can Recover From The Debris Of An Old Nation As We Head Towards New Horizons, And What We Must Leave Behind He Does Not Find Any Easy Answers That Will Satisfy Brexiteers Or Remainers, But Instead Paints A Masterly Portrait Of An Anxious Nation James Meek Is A Contributing Editor Of The London Review Of Books He Is The Author Of Six Novels The People S Act Of Love Was Longlisted For The Booker Prize And Won The Ondaatje Prize We Are Now Beginning Our Descent Won The Le Prince Maurice Prize And The Heart Broke In Was Shortlisted For The Costa Prize His Previous Non Fiction Work, Private Island, Won The Orwell Prize In He Was Named The Foreign Correspondent Of The Year By The British Press Awards


10 thoughts on “Dreams of Leaving and Remaining

  1. says:

    An astonishing read You ve read everything there is on Brexit, have you Well, check this one out, even so it is a well researched, thoroughly interviewed, and eloquently written Meek ruthlessly ferrets out the micropolitics and historical relationships that constellate the differences and similarities between Labour Brexiteer and Conservative Brexiteers, Labour Remainers and Neoliberal Remainers Refreshingly, Meek s investigations take him into the histories of people and places first Only after do the questions of macropolitics come into focus but rarely in a deterministic way Partially, this is a reflection of his compositional tactics Initially, after all, these began as journalistic pieces in advance of elections and referendums Yet there is much merit too to the suspension of headline politics in favour of the patience of complexities and the moments of real connection, no matter with whom it happens to be.At the end of the day, there are chapters on Britain s local fishing economies, agriculture, health system, and political capture by rampant frictionless neoliberalism or, as someone else might say, Britain s labour Each is well worth your time, and if the chapter on the NHS does drag a little, the chapters on Grimsby s politics and the policy blindness of UKIP agriculturalists are compelling and remarkable enough to make the difference Meek is resolutely human and remorsefully persistent This is great journalism.


  2. says:

    It feels like almost every week since the referendum a book about Brexit has been published So far I have wanted to avoid reading about it why waste precious book time when the news is spewing out op eds at breakneck speed For some reason a proof copy of James Meek s Dreams of Leaving and Remaining due March 5th stood out to me Now I have finished it I can see why Meek looks at the underlying issues that have led to Brexit as opposed to celebrating or bemoaning the referendum result Over the course of the book, which takes him from Grimsby to Norwich to Poland, he explores how narratives have shaped the debate in a prose which is striking in its elegance Particular importance is given to institutions or places that evoke deep cultural meaning such as the sea, the NHS and Cadbury Ultimately this is a book that looks, not at the consequences of Brexit, but at Brexit as the consequence of rising inequality and communities alienated from the powers that affect their day to day lives.


  3. says:

    Absolutely brilliant insight into contemporary Britain Much about how decades of neoliberalism have fucked over so many of the public services we rely on than about Brexit itself.


  4. says:

    Dragged a little as Meek obsessed over the NHS, but provides good ammo for the left leaning remainer.