Life in the time of Brexit: an English village divided


In the well-heeled village of Widdington in rural Essex in eastern England, the residents are in a state of inner turmoil. Like the rest of the country this small community is pondering the issue of Brexit – which now faces a new deadline of the end of October 2019 – with passionate, engaging and ultimately irreconcilable arguments. Antoine Perraud reports.

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It is a leafy and well-off village in rural Essex between London and the university city of Cambridge, and the kind of quiet, well-heeled place that many English people aspire to live in.