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"50 ways to love your Leaver": how do opinionated families get over the divisions of today's politics?

Duncan Hall

10th March 2020

Brexit didn't only divide the UK, it divided families and couples too. This article looks at how people are managing to live with these divisions.

Brexit is probably the most prominent example of this in the UK (although party politics has been similarly divisive) similarly polarised debates are being waged in many Western democracies, including Trump's USA. With the tribal, class-based, long-term voting patterns of the past, it was more often than not the case that young people would share similar politics to their parents and people who share similar politics to the people they tended to associate with. Are these family rows a feature of contemporary voting behaviour?

Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall is Subject Lead for Politics and Sociology for tutor2u. Duncan is an experienced social science and humanities teacher, writer and senior examiner. He has taught Politics and Sociology A Level for many years and has a PhD in Social History.

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