Brexit: The Uncivil War (Channel 4)
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.