Please join us on Wednesday 3 August, 6-8pm for the launch of Artificial Islands: Adventures in the Dominions by Owen Hatherley published by Repeater Books.
Great Britain has just left one Union, after years of bitter argument and divisive posturing. But what if the island’s future lies in another Union altogether, with some of its former colonial “kith and kin” across the seas? Why be in a Union with your immediate neighbours, when you could instead be in a trans-oceanic super-state with our old friends in Canada, Australia and New Zealand? Welcome to the strange world of the ‘CANZUK Union’, the name for a quixotic but apparently serious plan to reunify the white-majority ‘Dominions’ of the British Empire under the flag of low taxes, strong borders and climate change denialism.