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The Brexit vote shows that a majority of the British voters understand that the UK government represents interests other than the interests of the British people. As difficult as the British know it is to hold their own government to account, they understand they have no prospect whatsoever of holding the EU government to account. During their time under the EU, the British have been reminded of historical times when law was the word of the sovereign.

The propagandists who comprise the Western political and media establishments succeeded in keeping the real issues out of public discussion and presenting the leave vote as racism. However, enough of the British people resisted the brainwashing and controlled debate to grasp the real issues: sovereignty, accountable government, financial independence, freedom from involvement in Washington’s wars and conflict with Russia.

The British people should not be so naive as to think that their vote settles the matter. The fight has only begun. Expect:

— The British government to come back to the people and say, look, the EU has given us a better deal. We can now afford to stay in.

— The Fed, ECB, BOJ, and NY hedge funds to pound the pound and to short British stocks in order to convince the British voters that their vote is sinking the economy.

— More emphasis on the vote’s weakening of Europe, leaving all to the mercy of “Russian aggression.”

— Hard to resist bribes (and threats) to prominent members of the leave majority and pressure on such leave leaders as Boris Johnson to be reasonable, concillatory and to maintain good relations with Washington and Europe, and to reach a compromise on remaining in the EU.

— Expect the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to attribute the loss of British jobs and investment opportunities to the leave vote.

Once you learn to think about how things really are and not as the presstitutes present them,
you will be able to add to the list all by yourself.

Remember, the Irish voted against the EU and pressure was kept on them until they reversed their vote. This is the likely fate of the British.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Brexit, Britain, EU 
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  1. Realist says:

    The greed of the rich elite is strong indeed.

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  2. The “nitty-gritty” of leaving the EU is a two-year negotiation process, during which the UK elites (that opposed leaving the EU in the first place) can probably agree to all sorts of sovereignty-reducing arrangements that can be presented as treaties that do not need approval by a national referendum. In a sense, the UKIP is needed now more than ever to monitor the process and ensure that Great Britain actually secedes from the EU.

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  4. Roberts:

    “Remember, the Irish voted against the EU and pressure was kept on them until they reversed their vote. This is the likely fate of the British.”

    This point is well taken. The British Establishment, like its corrupt American counterpart, will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo. . . .

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  5. David says:

    Once you learn to think about how things really are and not as the presstitutes present them, you will be able to add to the list all by yourself.

    PCR is the Plato of punditry. No need to consult the real world, empiricism is for Aristotelians. And it takes work! No… just think it out, man. There’s no risk of confirmation bias with fabricated evidence.

    PCR is like Glenn Greenwald but queenie and averse to research. This is what PRC would write if he were energetic enough to do more than emote:

    https://theintercept.com/2016/06/25/brexit-is-only-the-latest-proof-of-the-insularity-and-failure-of-western-establishment-institutions/

    (Okay, even PCR wouldn’t quote Gary Young accusing others of bandying about the epithet, “bigot.”)

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  6. Richard S says:

    I think most of Europe have been looking for a way to knock the English down several pegs for, oh, half a millennium. They’re not going to miss this opportunity to hammer the nation of shopkeepers into the ground. Now the UK itself is coming to an end. We’ll see Irish reunification and Scottish independence before too long

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