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Brexit Watch: How Would the Great Literary and Artistic Figures Have Voted?

Denis Staunton explains whether the great figures of the past were leavers or remainers

The UK Parliament is in recess at the moment, so the politics of Brexit has been low key. This gives us an opportunity to reflect on the arts and Brexit. What would some of great literary and artistic names from the past, such as David Hockney and Kingsley Amis have made of the decision to leave the European Union? Dan Damon spoke to BBC's Ben Wright and Denis Staunton, the London editor of the Irish Times.

(Photo: British artist David Hockney poses in front of his painting entitled The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire 2011. Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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