From David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History –
At the time of the June 23, 2016 referendum, I classified Brexit as having the same energy as the English civil war in 1642-1651. This was based on both occurring at similar stages along the 5 phases of a culture’s life cycle. At this stage, Britain is seeking to adapt and evolve its next national identity to expand to become a new Global Britain.
When we made this proposal, it was a unique analogy that didn’t resonate with anyone else.
But as a thought leader, I seek to see things before others – and to anticipate trends before they commence. As I have discussed in many Murrinations, our Brexit analogy has turn out to be very accurate. Three years on there is an ever-increasing recognition that the forces for change and evolution of British society are set against those of the status quo who refuse to allow the will of the people to be enacted.
The two sides consist of the people versus their government, parliament, civil service, and the EU. These two sides are becoming increasingly polarised – as was the case in the early stages of the English civil war. Notably and commensurately references to this period have been increasing in the press with the two excellent examples below: