A Post-liberal Future.
In the ongoing battle to capture Cosmopolitanism that is currently raging between the political, economic and cultural liberal elites and the communitarian ethics of the common person, the eu debate was an attempt by the elites to take Britain into deeper economic and social liberalism.
Thankfully, the communitarian ethics of the common person won by a very narrow margin which goes to show that community is just as important as the individual if not slightly more so.
This means that positive rights and the responsibilities that naturally follow are seen as slightly more important, and so as necessary, as the negative rights that tend to be more emphasised by the eu and its incumbent elites.
Thus, Transition Brexit and the much needed reform of British political, economic and social policy systems needs a post-liberal consensus in which a mutual compact between the market, the state and civil society ensures prosperity and fairness for all.
Foremost, this will require a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to reflect an equal measure of both communitarian and liberal values and one which might pioneer the basis of a new Cosmopolitanism.
In terms of policy, again an equal measure of communitarian and liberal values will need to be incorporated but with an emphasis on ensuring that democracy enables communities to make up their own mind about the mix of values that they wish their communities to be based on.
By bringing forth the outcome of the eu referendum, then one hopes that all political parties will work together with businesses small and large and with civil society to ensure a Brexit settlement and a reformed Britain that gives all citizens, whatever their ethnic origins, a fair share of our commonwealth.