Episode 36: What does Britishness mean to Britons living in the EU-27 in Brexit times?

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Brexit has made many people pause to reflect on what it means to be British at this point in time. This is prominent theme in the interviews we have conducted with Britons living in the EU-27. In this episode, the project team reflect further on these conversations about Brexit, Britishness and belonging, highlighting how these reveal people’s changing relationship with the place they were born, how this relates to their feelings about the places they now live, and their sense of themselves as British. As Britons across the EU-27 narrate losing their sense of belonging, being told that they are traitors for leaving Britain, they offer profound reflections on the role of national identity within citizenship, identity and belonging in contemporary Europe.

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