EU referendum: Vote to Leave puts Britain on uncertain course
Exiting European Union could destabilize 28-nation trading bloc, created from ashes of WW II
Thomson Reuters Posted: Jun 23, 2016 3:31 PM ET
Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the David Cameron government, sending global markets plunging Friday and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent another world war.
The decision raises the likelihood of years of negotiations over trade, business and political links with what will become a 27-nation bloc. In essence, the vote marks the start — rather than the end — of a process that could take decades to unwind.Markets plunged as results defied bookmakers’ odds to show a 52-48 per cent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc that Britain joined more than 40 years ago.
The results have also raised the possibility of one or more breakups within the U.K. as nationalist politicians in Scotland and Northern Ireland — where voters favoured remaining within the EU — say a Brexit warrants a vote on independence for their constituents.
Remarkably, Keith Bilous’ censors over at ICUC deleted only one of my many posts on this article. A reader asked how the British people could possibly have been so stupid as to vote to leave “Europe?”
Your humble correspondent responded:
The fact is, corporate media’s bread and butter is convincing the rest of the corporate world they can tell us what to buy, what to think and even whom to vote for. Or, in this case, on what side of an issue we (or at least the good people Britain) should vote for.
Corporate media told Britishers they MUST vote to remain in “Europe.” Corporate media told our American friends Donald Trump is nothing, a joke. He’ll drop out. He’s not serious. He’ll never get past the first round of debates. He’ll never win the nomination. His poll number will pale in comparison to Hillary.
Of course, now Big Media’s message is: Well, so what if Donald is the nominee. Hillary will beat him handily, anyway.
The unthinkable question Big Media is asking itself is: If people aren’t listening to us when we tell them who to vote for, how can we possibly demand hundreds of thousands of dollars for a 30-second commercial (or a full page ad in a snoozepaper nobody reads any longer) to push everything from dog food to prescription anti-depressants that melt your brain and cause you to go on psychotic shooting sprees (side effects may include death)?
One of the more amusing posts came from a user whose screen name is Stephen Glass. Steve gave us an insight that was so remarkably informative it’s as if it came from an israeli-national bankster itself.
and here’s another gem of Steve’s…
Yup. The banksters are angry. “We tried to do things the easy way. Now, no more Mister Nice Guy.”
LettersToTheBeast would like to remind our friends in the israeli-dual-national and israel-first community that the last time they showed this much bravado, things didn’t work out for them very well. Even if you don’t subscribe to the popular narrative of late 1930s and 1940s Germany, the German people were driven to such a level of anger that things were made very inconvenient for their jewish neighbours.
That’s not a threat, Steve. Just a historical fact. And LettersToTheBeast believes in supplying all facts required by Canadian law when it comes to World War II history. When the shit hits the fan, it won’t be hard to know who to come looking for. Just ask Jo Cox.
I think we’re pretty much done with doing things this way. You folks had your fun, but now it’s time to move on.