Such Brexit stereotypes – unsupported by facts on the ground – are hugely divisive, stoking bigotry and prejudice

The left-behind residents of working-class, provincial towns kicking back at the out-of-touch metropolitan elite: it’s a familiar story, and a key component of the dominant explanation for the political tumult of the past few years. If you live in Scunthorpe, you’ve been forgotten; if you live within the M25, third way liberalism and, latterly, the more #FBPE-friendly elements of Corbynism have worked out well for you, right?

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