In talking with some of my UK friends over the past few days , there are a couple of points about the ‘Leave’ vote on Brexit that are troubling .
It’s clear that there were serious anti-immigration sentiments among those who voted to leave the European Union.
It’s an often used political ploy to designate an ethnic minority as the cause of the social and economic ills of a country; Hitler certainly did so with the Jews in Germany, Trump is attempting to do the same thing in America and the leaders of the Leave Campaign , especially Boris Johnson often resorted to xenophobic statements to fan the flames of discontent.
More concerning though, is the delusional idea that the UK doesn’t need the European Union.
The EU has it’s flaws, all trade agreements do, but to pack up and leave will have consequences.
It’s naive to expect that the UK will still enjoy all the economic benefits of the EU, without any of the obligations.
The days of the mighty British Empire are long gone.
As the British Pound flounders and newly created tariffs increase the cost of living in the UK, Britons will come to the realization that they only have themselves to blame for what will be a long and arduous Brexit hangover.