Ian Jack

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Brexit has been an abject lesson in the pain of separation. Scottish nationalists should take note – and remember just how significant the UK can be. The Scottish referendum was held only a little more than three years ago, but it belongs to a different political age – the all-male era of Cameron, Clegg, Miliband, Osborne and Salmond – and in my case, a different emotional one. In the run-up to the yes/no vote on Scottish independence, I wrote a long piece on what Britain meant to me as a place and Britishness as an identity, ending with the thought that if the yes side succeeded, then the United Kingdom that had shaped so many of us would no longer exist. “If it happens, I shall grieve” was my closing sentence.feedback
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Oct 28 2017
We found 8 articles in which Ian Jack said something. The most recent Ian Jack’s quote is: “The saga of delayed and failed rail electrification suggests our politicians and officials are more comfortable with talking than with deliberation• Ian Jack is a Guardian columnist. The line from Gospel Oak to Barking used to be one of London’s more obscure railways, looping 14 miles through the northern and eastern suburbs and never penetrating the capital’s centre. A railway enthusiast could have told you that the boat trains from Tilbury to St Pancras used to use it – for many visitors and migrants from the British empire, including MK Gandhi and some of the passengers from the Empire Windrush, the line offered a first view of England’s back gardens.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Ian Jack 8 times. On this page, you will find all of Ian Jack’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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