Britain is changing. The result of the Brexit referendum spectacularly shattered the illusion of a broad social consensus, but the issues it has revealed extend well beyond leaving the European Union. Britain now faces an acute identity crisis, without easy answers.
In issue two, we get to grips with Britain at a time of unprecedented global attention. The stories and photographs inside stretch across the UK, throwing light on how Britain got to where it is today – and where it might be heading in the future.
- In London, we meet the changemakers at the forefront of the new wave of climate activism as the future of the planet competes with Brexit for attention.
- We travel to the exact locations of some of the most important events in Britain’s modern history to see them as they are today.
- We head to Port Talbot in Wales, one of Britain’s last surviving steel towns, to meet the people determined to see the town reinvent itself.
- In Bulgaria, we meet some of the British immigrants who have made one of the EU’s poorest member states their home.
- We journey to Scotland to meet the man who stole a symbolic stone from Westminster Abbey in 1950 and brought it back home in the name of Scottish nationalism, sparking a nation-wide manhunt.
- Across the Irish Sea, we travel to Dublin and Belfast – and the towns in between – to talk to people worried about the return of a “hard border” – and the possibility of armed conflict too.
- We head to Albania, a country hoping to join the EU as Britain prepares to leave, challenging the idea that geography alone can make one “European”.
Brexit and tackling the climate crisis will define Britain’s future, shaping the lives of a generation. Can the two find a way to coexist?
As the UK goes through the process of leaving the EU, Albania’s quest for membership has prompted some fundamental questions about what it means to be "European".
In Dublin, Belfast, and the towns in between, people on both sides of the border worry about the return of a “hard border” – and the possibility of armed conflict with it.
Photographer John Angerson travels to the precise locations of some of the most important events in Britain’s recent history, showing these locations as they are today.
On Christmas Day in 1950, four young Scots broke into Westminster Abbey and made off with the symbolic stone in the name of Scottish nationalism, sparking a nationwide manhunt.
As Port Talbot’s steelworks face an increasingly uncertain future amid fierce global competition and repeated changes of ownership, we meet the locals who are determined to see their town reinvent itself.
Issue 02 . Britain
In our second issue, we focus on Britain at a time of unprecedented global attention. Across 152 pages, the stories and photographs inside stretch across the UK, throwing light on how Britain got to where it is today – and where it might be heading in the future.
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