Brexit is one of the great mistakes of the 21st century with worldwide implications. A sad day for the UK, England, Europe and the world.
The last thing the world needs is more division among countries. England has changed it’s place in the world and limited the opportunities for its younger generation.
From world leader to tiny island with a tiny voice fighting for its role in a world economy; all mostly because of the fear of immigrants.
A lesson for us all about how much power uninformed, short-sighted people can have when they appeal to equally naive voters. Americans should remember that when they vote in November.
“There are “great similarities between what happened here and my campaign,” Trump said at a news conference at his Turnberry property, wearing a white “Make America Great Again” hat. “People want to take their country back.”
Some on the left are analyzing Brexit as purely economic; a rebellion about winners and losers in a global economy, inequality and all that. Not true. Brexit was about misguided nationalism and immigration. Several weeks ago I spoke with dozens of people in London; the great majority were in favor of leaving the EU and every one of them cited immigration as the reason. Based on the voting results that feeling was even worse in the countryside outside of London.
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