Josh White / 04 Jan 2021

The Meaning of Brexit

Bonfire of National Illusions

I keep trying to forget about Brexit, but the Leavers won’t let us. Brexiteers are triumphant, though not all of them feel so victorious – despite getting almost everything they wanted. At least the Tories will have to own this failure.(...)
Josh White / 12 Oct 2020

Life After Brexit

Holding the Press Accountable

The Battleground was launched in January 2019 in response to the rise of populism around the world and the failure of traditional media to account for this paradigm shift.(...)

Josh White / 02 Mar 2020

Five Stages of Brexit

Breaking Down the Breakup

Britain's departure from the European Union was a day of jubilation for some and mourning for others. Many people are still clinging to easy answers and false hopes. It's time to sober up.(...)

Before the deluge. Keir Starmer (L) with Jeremy Corbyn, October 2019.
Josh White / 17 Feb 2020

Destroying the Labour Party

The False Promise of Centrism

“You can’t change things if you’re in opposition,” says the centrist dad. “Labour has to get back into power to help the majority of people. That means we have to appeal to the centre-ground. Otherwise, you’re just a protest party.”(...)

He could see into the future. Boris Johnson, 2012.
Josh White / 03 Feb 2020

Exit to Nowhere

Britain Enters the Void

It was inevitable that Brexit Day would be a day of mourning for some and of celebration for others. Some of us did our best to ignore it.(...)

More objective reporting. London, May 2017.
Josh White / 20 Jan 2020

Reinventing the British Press

Life After Brexit

The Battleground was launched in January 2019 in response to the rise of populism around the world and the failure of traditional media to account for this paradigm shift. The centre-ground has collapsed, yet its institutions remain in place as a cruel reminder of what was.(...)

Tories are bad for your health. London, December 2019.
Josh White / 16 Dec 2019

Lost the Battle, Not the War

Lessons From Labour

They failed to stop Brexit and lost Britain to the far-right. Few defeats could be as humiliating as that suffered by the Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.(...)

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