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Back on the road to Brexit

June 2017 : A year after the Brexit vote of 23 june 2016, and in the wake of dramatic election results putting Theresa May's conservative party in a weak position ahead of negotiations with the European Union, Ed Alcock is back on the road to Brexit. 

Photos (c) Ed Alcock / Agence Myop for Le Monde

 

The series was published in four parts, with texts by Le Monde journalist, Philippe Bernard.

 

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Back on the road to Brexit

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 A union jack flag, flying in a field near the town of Wisbech in the agricultural flatlands of the east of England, a few miles from the town of Boston.
The cover of The New European, with the headline, Bloody Idiot.
On the motorway driving across the United Kingdom. Philippe Bernard and Ed Alcock drove from Glasgow to Wisbech, via North Yorkshire and South Wales, talking to the people Le Monde had met a year ago, shortly after the Brexit result. United Kingdom, June
 Tomasz Milkowski is the manager of one of the three pubs in Newcastleton, Scotland. He is a Polish immigrant who has been living in the UK for 14 years, and who has obtained British citizenship.
A girl walks past Union Street in the Scottish village of Newcastleton. The Scottish Borders region voted 58,5% for remaining in the EU
Jeff Bailes lives in Newscastleton, Scotland. He didnÕt vote in the British referendum on EU membership as generally disaffected with British politics. A year after the vote he's convinced that Brexit is bad news for the UK.
A sign in a wall on the border between Scotland and England reads "Englishtown". The two countries were divided by the Brexit vote, with Scotland choosing to remain and England choosing to leave
Andrea Greenup voted for Brexit. A year later, she regrets her decision.
 Union Jack flags in the living-room of the Greenup family. They live in Carlisle in the north-west of England
Ashley and Darius Greenup, standing on the line that marks, for Ashley, the edge of "his England" - the border of his property.
A mobile-home being transported on the motorway in the United Kingdom.
Bentham Auction Mart, in North Yorkshire is where sheep, cattle and pigs are sold at auction, essentially to meat wholesalers.
In the office of Stephen Dennis, an auctioneer at Bentham Auction Mart, in North Yorkshire.
Stephen Dennis is an auctioneer at Bentham Auction Mart, in North Yorkshire.
In the office of Stephen Dennis, an auctioneer at Bentham Auction Mart, in North Yorkshire.
In the office of Stephen Dennis, an auctioneer at Bentham Auction Mart, in North Yorkshire.
On the sheep-farm of Bryan and Shirley Carter in Lancashire. They both voted to leave the EU in last year's referendum.
On the sheep-farm of Bryan and Shirley Carter in Lancashire. They both voted to leave the EU in last year's referendum.
On the sheep-farm of Bryan and Shirley Carter in Lancashire. They both voted to leave the EU in last year's referendum.
On the sheep-farm of Bryan and Shirley Carter in Lancashire. They both voted to leave the EU in last year's referendum.
Tom Lomas has been shipping livestock from the UK to the EU for 40 years.
On the motorway driving across the United Kingdom. Philippe Bernard and Ed Alcock drove from Glasgow to Wisbech, via North Yorkshire and South Wales, talking to the people Le Monde had met a year ago, shortly after the Brexit result
The Bristol channel, that separates England from Wales, seen from the motorway.
. Michael Goldsmith works on the production line of a pharmaceutical company in Port Talbot in South Wales. He voted to remain in last year's referendum on EU membership, and is furious about the result.
Jeff Kingdom is a retired steel-worker, living in Port Talbot in South Wales. He voted to leave in last year's referendum on EU membership.
An Exit sign near on a road in the United Kingdom.
Tony Morris is a retired steel-worker, living in Port Talbot in South Wales. He voted to remain in last year's referendum on EU membership.
 Inside the Tata Steel Social Club, in Port Talbot, South Wales. The steelworks originally belonged to British Steel and the name is still visible on the board behind the snooker tables.
 The Tata steel works in Port Talbot, Wales. The factory is in economic difficulty because of Chinese steel dumping. The UK vetoed an EU proposition to massively increase import duties for Chinese steel.
Graffitti on the side of a closed-down cinema in Port Talbot, South Wales reads, "IT HAS BEGUN...". The once-affluent town is in decline.
A Union Jack flag hangs in the window of Ashley Greenup's office at his home in Carlisle in the north-west of England.
he cover of the Scottish edition of The Times newspaper, with the headline, May signals soft Brexit in cabinet reshuffle.
Wind turbines, in a field near the town of Wisbech in the agricultural flatlands of the east of England, a few miles from the town of Boston.
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