Article 50 Special: Orwell on Brexit.


Written in 1948.
Set in 1984.
Apposite in 2017.

Our continuing literary commentary strand continues with this rather apt extract from 1984, which we released on the day the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 to officially begin the process of leaving the EU and sticking our heads between our legs to kiss our collective asses goodbye.

Of course, should it all come out okay in the end we will be retroactively alterring this text to make it seem like we were right all along.

Because that’s how Big Brother would do it.