Pick of the week: Brexit breaks Britain

The country has been left divided by the outcome of the EU referendum
The country has been left divided by the outcome of the EU referendum
Natalie Bloomer By

A chance for you to catch up on our five most-read articles from what has been a dramatic week in politics:

Five: Labour is on the verge of losing the working class forever

Jeremy Corbyn's failure to connect with his party's core voters over the EU referendum has triggered a string of resignations from his shadow cabinet and may well cost him his job. But this item suggested that Labour drifted away from working class long before Corbyn took the reins.


Four: Post-truth politics is driving us mad

Ever since the referendum we've seen the likes of Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan rapidly backtracking on claims made before the referendum. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, we all know election campaigns contain promises which are unlikely to be kept. Our fourth-placed item this week suggested that far more troubling is that post-reality politics are continuing now we're outside the campaign.

Three: Is there any way Britain can stay in the EU?

For all those celebrating the outcome of the referendum there were as many people left feeling dejected. And lots wanted to know if there was any way we could actually stay in the EU. This next piece looked at the probability of that happening.

Two: Boris Johnson: The man who broke Britain

In second place is a piece which suggested that the man whose campaign is responsible for all this chaos doesn't appear to have any plans for how to fix it. It argued that Boris Johnson's legacy in London shows that he is not fit to be prime minister.

One:  No more excuses: Stand up for immigrants

With fears growing about a rise in racism and xenophobia after the referendum, our most-read item this week suggested that the only way we can reduce the damage of the vote is if we express support for immigration loud and proud.

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