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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
I find it ironic that any USA person would moan about the UK gaining independence lol.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: MysticPearl
I am a lefty, but I also believe in governance by the people served by that governance, not by remote officials we cannot reign in when they go against our commands.
We are the power.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: redshoes
And who is going to buy your cars, your lights etc? Who owns your manufacturing industries?
Ship your products to America brothers, we'll buy it!
Hopefully you can help edge out the cheap Chinese junk.
With respect, I think you're misreading the implications of the Brexit result.
At it's heart the brexit vote is a (narrow) victory for nationalism over federalism within the UK. Regardless of the impact on the UK in the long term, less than 10 hours after the result and there are already debates occurring within Northern Ireland and Scotland over partitions. Spain already raised the question of Gibraltar again this morning.
The pound is in decline, and will continue to be weak until the mess has been sorted out. That wipes out billions from the UK budget. At the moment the UK subsidises the northern Ireland parliament to a tune of £6 billion a year. The northern Irish economy is soundly based on agriculture, which is again heavily subsidised by the EU. Sinn Fein has become the strongest political movement in the island of Ireland, both north and south and has always been their intention to push for a border poll if the brexit vote succeeded and Northern Ireland voted for remain. The Irish republic has the fastest growing economy in Europe and its lead by a minority government with Sinn Fein being the strongest party in opposition. In 1923, the Irish Republic could afford to support Northern Ireland, today, they can, but only with the assistance of the EU subsidies which Britain has decided to forfeit.
We 've already seen in recent times the rise of nationalism throughout Europe, particularly in those areas with their own border disputes and the rise of the far right in some of the biggest nations within Europe. The old relationships and systems that prevented this from spilling over into armed conflict no longer exist, they have been replaced by the EU, which is substantially weakened by this result.
originally posted by: Ohanka
The globalist banker elite are in full damage control mode.
This is the year they fall, we can all hope anyway.
originally posted by: joemoe
a reply to: UnBreakable
I do not see how the left in the US can put a good spin on this. This bolds well for Trump .. at least at the moment.