By Kevin Dowd | Saturday July 23, 2016 at 12:27 PM PDT | Comments Off on Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 4: The EU Enters Its Endgame
[See Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.] The Brexit vote was never just about whether the Brits would reject rule from Brussels. The real issues were much broader and felt across the whole EU—an arrogant and undemocratic elite, its disastrous economic policies and an increasing gap between haves and have-nots,...
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By Kevin Dowd | Monday July 4, 2016 at 5:42 PM PDT | Comments Off on Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 2: The Disunited Kingdom
[See Part 1 Here] Besides handing down the vote to Leave the EU, the June 23rd Brexit referendum also demonstrated that the UK is a house divided. The vote itself was fairly narrow: 52% vs. 48%. Northern Ireland (NI), Scotland and London had clear majorities for Remain, but much of the rest of England...
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By Kevin Dowd | Sunday June 26, 2016 at 5:19 PM PDT | Comments Off on Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 1: UK Politics
[See Part 2 Here] Thursday, 23 June 2016, will go down in history as the United Kingdom’s own Independence Day. American readers will hopefully appreciate the irony. The take-home message is that people in the UK lost confidence in a complacent and corrupt European Union (EU) elite that wouldn’t listen to them and was...
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