This vote was driven by the immigration issue, I am convinced of that. The English have unfortunately shot themselves in the foot and winged the rest of us in the process. I don’t know why I care about this at all, but I have English friends, I like going to the UK and it is upsetting how easily people can be persuaded to do things not even in their best interest. We in the US should remember this.
“It turns out that there’s some evidence that many people might not have known exactly what they were doing. Courtesy of Google, we know many Britons were searching for more information about what the E.U. is … hours after voting concluded. Meanwhile, on Twitter, a hashtag circulated, #regrexit, highlighting how some people in Britain decided they had made a mistake voting to leave.
But perhaps the best evidence that people who voted for Brexit will come to regret it — if they haven’t already — came via this report from the Center for European Reform, a think tank that favored Britain remaining in the E.U. By leaving, Britain is potentially also leaving its network of trade agreements within the region, pending negotiations. For areas that depend on exports for their economic sustenance, a less favorable trade agreements could deal a serious blow.
Polling showed the areas that had the most to lose and the least to gain from the Brexit are precisely those where the referendum saw the most support. In other words, the places — the most export-heavy regions —most hurt by the economic disruptions caused by Brexit could be the places that pushed hardest for it …”
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