Brexit Vote Explained
Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 28, 2016
Last week’s vote by the British people to extricate themselves from the European Union (Brexit) seems to have left many, including the political ruling class on both sides of the Atlantic, in shock. It is a wonder that a vote that has two possibilities would create any such consternation when it goes one way or the other.
Governments of all sorts of philosophical directions have proven often throughout history an inability to hear the people. At the same time, they have created an elite ruling class that has benefited substantially from their positions.
Nigel Farage, a British member of the European Parliament, has been a strong proponent for Britain to leave the EU. During today’s Parliamentary session, Farage made a speech in which he did a victory lap, taunting other members of the European Parliament, posted below. While his aggressive approach can be questioned, the logic he lays out helps explain the People’s anger building in the EU, as well as other countries.