Brexit: Queen Elizabeth warns against tribalism

Queen Elizabeth II has called on all parties associated with Brexit to stay from any form of religious “tribalism” .

She stated in her Christmas message on Tuesday, which waa delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU.

The tone of the 92-year-old monarch’s annual TV appearances reflected a sombre mood sweeping the island nation as it ponders the perils of leaving the European project after 46 years in March.

She said: “Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so. Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil,” the queen said while seated in front of a fireplace and Christmas tree.

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“Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism.”

Source: AFP

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