Britannia rules the waves? After Brexit, it’ll be floundering
P&O’s decision to ditch the British flag shows the decline of our rich seafaring tradition
Never underestimate the Brexit romance, the tug for an island nation set in a silver sea unconquered for 10 centuries, proud of its insularity. The idea of the sea wrenches at British heartstrings: you can hear it when you listen to the language of the Brexit groundswell. Normandy landings, D-day pluck, empire, sailors – leave voters use this imagery, however far from the shore.
Source: Guardian Transport