Well, the nation finally voted for Brexit; for, in the words of a Hungarian academic who had once taught at the University of Exeter, ‘the comforting Englishness and timeless values of Budleigh Salterton’.
Stephen Pogány's article, Budleigh Salterton: Brexit And The Quest For A Mythic England, can be read at https://www.socialeurope.eu/author/istvan-pogany/
Professor Stephen Pogány, pictured above, remembered the fine summer weekends that he had spent with his late wife on the pebbly beach of what he described as our ‘wonderfully retro’ town with its splendidly evocative name.
The article that he published on the world wide web back in June, a few days after the Referendum result, was of course seized on by at least one local journalist, keen to show that Budleigh had made its voice heard in this most unexpected upheaval of the British political establishment.
Not all Budleigh residents voted to leave Europe of course. And those who did are far from …