KITE Resources 002: Brexit

“All across the country, people felt it was the wrong thing. All across the country, people felt it was the right thing.” Ali Smith, 2016

In the second of our KITE resources series, we highlight three that might help you understand the culture that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union has fostered.


Ali Smith – Autumn

Ali’s Smith’s Autumn was written and published in 2016 and nominated for the 2017 Man Booker prize. The book is widely agreed to be the first “post-brexit” piece of literature and was described by Stewart Kelly of The Scotsman as “a bewildered, open-jawed aghast” response to the result. Autumn was the first of a seasonal quartet, the last book of which, Summer, was published earlier in July 2020.

Pick it up here.


The New European with Steve Anglesey 

Originally launched as a four week pop-up publication in the aftermath of the vote to leave the EU, The New European delivers a weekly podcast every friday from the perspective of those who wanted to remain in the EU.

Check it out here.


Brexit: The Uncivil War

Dominic Cummings may no longer stalk the halls of power but the effect he had will be felt for years to come. Brexit: The Uncivil War examines how vote leave managed to win the referendum putting Cummings front and center played by Benedict Cumberbatch.