Sentifi - Brexit Widget

On June 23, 2016, British voters decided in a referendum that the UK should leave the European Union.

A truck driven by a Leave supporter promotes Brexit in Parliament Square, London, in June 2016. Photo: Reuters

Immigrant-wary Britain attempts government by nostalgia

The push for Britain’s departure from the European Union is, like much other anti-immigration sentiment around the world, driven by frustration with globalisation and memories of an idyllic time that never existed.