The White Cliffs of Dover.

Democracy is not Perfect ...

”Let’s get Brexit done,” said Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the general election in December 2019, and he won a mandate to fulfil his promise.

In 2019 we visited culture, nature and people on month long trips in United Kingdom. Taking detours, we went from Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north. We visited England and Wales in the spring, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the fall.

We have frequently had fine stays and holidays on the other side of the North Sea. It was great that our impressions also this time assembled into pictures of qualities we know and cherish. It was rewarding to meet examples of and debates about culture and cultural politics, that inspire human and social development.

The trips also gave insight into the identity conflicts aroused by the chaotic Brexit process and their roots in history. Our journeys in Brexitland added new dimensions to the known quote by Winston Churchill: “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise."

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a bowl of bananasThe southern point of our journey was Land's End in Cornwall.

a bowl of bananasIts northern point was John O'Groats in Scotland.

January 2020.