English nationalism has shattered my sense of belonging in Britain | Ian Jack

The novelist Eimear McBride wrote a fine sentence on the Irish repercussions in the Guardian this week: “That this delicate, hard-won and harder-maintained web of hope has been so carelessly, thoughtlessly jeopardised by a handful of bloviating careerists unashamed to fan fear and division in British society in order to achieve their personal ambitions is a disgrace they will forever bear.”