Our national identity threatened? Really?

I’ve been thinking about two of the main claims of Leave voters, namely that continued membership of the EU “threatens our national identity” (yes, “our” because I, originally from Italy, also have British nationality), and that we’ll be better off when we no longer have to “take orders from Brussels”. I’m thinking about the six … More Our national identity threatened? Really?

The wrong problem?

It was interesting to see on Peston on Sunday on 19th November the graph above which showed a clear correlation between voting Leave and economically deprived areas. The discussion then went on to suggest that people in these areas were voting Leave to improve their life. The status quo was not helping them so this was … More The wrong problem?

Britain on the couch

It was an early morning in sunny Berlin when I received that call. A friend ranted incomprehensibly about the unexpected collapse of a long relationship. As part of my déformation professionelle I immediately asked, “Do they want to come together or individually?” I am a therapist. “Haven’t you heard the news yet?” my friend replied, … More Britain on the couch