Owen Jones: Brexitland: The truth from well-to-do Fareham: this was no working-class uprising | Owen Jones

As he continues his journey around leave-voting areas, Owen Jones finds middle-class Brexiters variously motivated, but happy with the choice they made
Brexitland: People can’t find homes. No wonder they were angry
Brexitland: ‘Too many foreigners – way, way too many’

Since the Brexit vote, the 48% who sought to remain have been demonised as a privileged elite attempting to subvert an authentic working-class revolt. “The working class have spoke!” crowed multimillionaire American citizen John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, recently. The referendum was a clash between the angry “millions of working-class people” and “prosperous middle-class homeowners in London”, declared the Sun. “Remoaners” are a clique formed of “citizens of the world” conspiring against the patriotic British working class, or so the story goes.

Related: Brexitland: Pessimism is toxic in Britain’s coastal towns. But decline isn’t inevitable

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