Brexit – Let the UK Screw Itself!

Oh that poor old United Kingdom! Armies of political commentators based on all continents are now feverishly trying to define to what extent the Brits got fooled, or how severely they will soon get…

Source: Brexit – Let the UK Screw Itself!

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4 Responses to Brexit – Let the UK Screw Itself!

  1. beetleypete says:

    Andre is a well-travelled and intelligent man. I won’t bother to try to defend a vote against remaining in the EU. Over 17,000,000 people in the UK, including myself and my wife, voted to leave. So I suppose that he would include me in his nation of racist bigots.
    He would be wrong though.
    Regards, Pete.

  2. Prole Center says:

    Yeah, I hesitated to post this one. I thought Andre made some really good points, but he may have gone a bit too far.

    It seems there is a large right-wing faction that voted for leaving the EU for the wrong reasons. What proportion of the Brexit voters do you think is composed of right-wing xenophobes, Pete?

  3. Prole Center says:

    I think you’ll like the next article better.

  4. beetleypete says:

    Maybe 15-20% max. You have to remember that we have no far-right members of parliament, or councils controlled by the far right. There is indeed a great deal of xenophobia, and some resentment towards foreign workers in poor areas. But they do not vote for neo-Nazis at election time, unlike some of our European neighbours.

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