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bRexit: a Denial of History
By Alan Timblick
President of The Seoul Times
David Cameron

In England we still teach history as a compulsory subject in our schools so it is hard to understand how a majority of voters could vote for the UK to leave the EU!

I was born in England and always thought of myself as an Englishman first then a Brit and then a European.

We are all, like it or not, a product of our upbringing and what British child does not know of Napoleon, Alexander, Helen of Troy and so many others?

I now feel stateless in a way. No longer a European the Remain campaign did a dreadful job of educating the voters who are now left to wonder how their UK passport will be received at European borders should I surrender my passport if so, to whom?

It seems that it was the middle-aged voters who wanted the UK to leave while the younger ones wanted to stay that could mean we are in for a generation of disenchanted cit zens.

And then there are the Scots who regard themselves as Europeans well as Scottish. If the Scots go independent to stay in the EU we could be facing the breakup of the UK.

What on earth has David Cameron done?



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Alan Timblick serves as President of The Seoul Times. He grew up in England, graduated from Oxford University, and has lived in Seoul for over three decades. A former banker, he also worked for the Korean government as head of Invest Korea and for Seoul City as head of the Seoul Global Center.

 

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