Where Brexit started
Where Brexit started..The 'red' map was of teh Predicted Vote - about a month before the actual vote. The early thrust for Brexit is indicated by red - the redder the more so. Look at how the red areas with dark borders map with the yellow area in right hand map. This is the arable - ie ploughed, land - where many EU migrant workers gather our crops. I doubt that many in those areas were voting to Brexit because of the monocultures and soil degradation. If we are to Brexit, surely this is a priority. Yet there are no signs - where you can see it is not being addressed, and our retailers are pushing to maintain access to migrant workers. The books points some ways forward.
Or did it start earlier? Compare these two maps - of the incidence of 'Mad Cow' disease in the early 1990s and the actual Brexit vote.