Soooo… what fueled Brexit?
It was largely England. with a few pockets like London objecting to leaving. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted by large majorities to remain. And the government has yet to propose a solution for the Irish border in the event of Brexit. I think they haven’t a clue about it.
The leave vote was skewed by old farts like me. I wasn’t one of them, but it’s embarrassing nevertheless. We of all people should have appreciated the peace that the EU has brought to Europe. But no, my age cohort voted to leave and create chaos again. As if two world wars started in Europe weren’t enough. Morons.
I think – I could be wrong – but I think it was resentment against immigrants that fueled Brexit. Pure racism. I am the child of immigrants. I appreciate what immigrants have done for Britain. They’ve changed our culture forever and for the better. Think curries. And pierogi.
Yet the vote went against Europe, and against everything culturally valuable. Hate crimes against immigrants have increased since that day. The UKIP nasties have been parading in their Nazi regalia.
Maybe the solution is to have the European border around England, since its voters are so hostile to everything foreign. Let the Little Englanders prosper on their own.
Last Scottish independence referendum, I voted against. I’m seriously reconsidering that.