Brexit: The Un­civil War (Chan­nel 4)

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - GUIDE -

ISHOULD be used to it now, and yet there is al­ways some­thing about the ex­plana­tory note at the start of a drama based on real events — in this case the ref­er­en­dum cam­paigns against and for Brexit — that sends a chill through the soul.

“This drama is based on real events and in­ter­views with key peo­ple who were there. Some as­pects of dia­logue, char­ac­ter and scenes have been de­vised for the pur­pose of drama­ti­sa­tion.”

Ah yes they’re not ex­actly ty­ing them­selves down there, though with Brexit: The Un­civil War, there is prob­a­bly a limit to how much can be “de­vised”, as the story is still so fresh, and even un­fold­ing in what used to be re­garded as the real world.

So here you have a “drama­ti­sa­tion” of events which them­selves were often rooted in the cre­ation of com­plete fic­tions, and by the way, there’s a war go­ing on.

They’re ac­cu­rate about that bit for sure, the “un­civil war”, which was ei­ther caused by Brexit or was hap­pen­ing al­ready, just wait­ing for the black­guardism of the Brex­i­teers to ig­nite it.

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