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BRITAIN | A genealogy of the term British reveals its imperial history – and a Brexit paradox

The genealogy of the term British reveals a fragile and contested historical identity – something Brexit has thrown into stark relief. In the 17th century, being British only had meaning as a colonial identity, when it was used to denote the projection of English and Scottish interests overseas. When the term was used within the geographical confines of Great Britain – and later in Great Britain and Ireland – its common use was in reference to the British government or the British constitution.

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns

LONDON, April 30, 2018 - The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has resigned on the basis that she "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.
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