A TV drama that had its drawbacks
Lucy Mangan (TV review, 8 January) and Carole Cadwalladr (G2, 8 January) fall into the classic trap of reacting to a TV drama inspired by real events as though it was a documentary. The one mistake of the makers of Brexit: the Uncivil War was the choice of title. It’s not (simply) about Brexit.
It’s about the power of irrational forces in political life. It’s about the hubris of an individual who thinks he can manipulate events but unleashes dark forces he cannot control. It’s about the irony of the slogan “take back control”. A veritable tragic drama with a flawed individual at its centre. Richard Norman
As Carole Cadwalladr suggests, we might be “leaving Europe on the back of an illegal and corrupted vote”. This was brushed over in the drama. Can somebody bring a court case against this fraud of a vote? Our descendants will never forgive us otherwise. Catherine Roome