In Waiting

Photographer, Charlie Blackledge explores the uncertainty of Brexit in England’s highest-voted Remain and Leave regions

Words by Charlie Blackledge

In Waiting explores the uncertainty felt in the UK since the decision to leave the European Union.

Whilst Brexit has divided the national identity, the lack of clear future plans has united us in emotion.Over nine hundred days since a Brexit result of 58% to 42%, the Government remains in stalemate.

Photographing in the English regions which voted the highest to Remain and Leave, in contrasting rural and urban landscapes, the prevailing sense of 'no man's land' and its impact on the young people who could not vote is felt by Leavers and Remainers across the political divide.

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