-The UK wanted to leave the European Union due to fear of immigrates.It's not just the anti immigration thing. Everybody knows the EU has huge problems, like as mentioned before, trying to basically force every countries to be equal on points where they're obviously not equal, and as a result, pulling everybody down. People in each country can't sell their stuff anymore because the same stuff from poorer countries is much cheaper, even though it's also of much lower quality. France has been arguing about it for a long time about farmers, truck drivers and everything involving low level manual labor, and is still in an obvious impasse because no one can go over these European standards. That's why most people hate this bureaucratic equality that doesn't mean anything, doesn't do any good, and doesn't understand shit about the reality of people's lives. This isn't so much about immigration because people don't have to immigrate to cause that sort of damage, specifically because everyone is free to import stuff from those poorer countries.
Pretty much all of the countries have had that major grief, but none of these governments has been able to do anything about it. Everyone knows it, and that's one of the bigger argument for those who want to leave the EU (ignoring everything else around that).
So no, it's not quite Trump-level yet, but it did get there a lot faster than everyone thought, and way before the USA.
-A vote is held and most of the people vote leave.Over 60% of voters for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and London voted against. Between 50 and 60% of the people everywhere else voted to leave.
This 48-52 split is awful. If the "remain" had won, everybody would have said "well, you can't ignore that almost half the country wanted to leave, so you'l have to change things". But with the "leave" winning, everyone is saying "that is the will of the British people". No, it's not, it's the will of half the British people (and only a third of Scotland, London, and Northern Ireland), but no one is saying to the winner "well, remember, you still have to accommodate those who didn't vote what you voted".
The result is that Scotland, Ireland, and even London (this one more as a joke but they're still fucking livid about it), are asking to split the fuck off the UK. That's how fucking bad this is - even Northern Ireland is considering reuniting with Ireland, THAT'S how fucking bad it is.
And here we have the people who were against it, call that democracy while sadly shrugging. That's not democracy, that's practically civil war. That's the problem with people who don't understand what democracy is and just say "you can't go against the voice of the people" any time it doesn't go their way. Democracy is finding a good compromise for the most people, angering everyone the least by having everyone giving up a little It's just that, while each country is a democracy, Europe doesn't work as a democracy.
-European currency dropped hard in value due the decision.UK currency. I don't know that the Euro dropped quite as hard - the Pound dropped to levels unseen since 1985.
-They're even worse problems to come, and the people of the UK are starting to regret their decision.That one's right, a lot of the people who voted leave didn't realize what that meant, and didn't realize most of the stuff they expected from it wouldn't happen. That's the problem with protest vote : when slightly more than half the country does a protest vote, everybody realizes the size of the land mine they just stepped on. Obviously the real problem is what made half the country do that protest vote in the first place, but the result of that vote is even worse.
By the way, literally the only people happy about it are the far left and far right. Those who have the least clue about how the hell this all works and what that means.
If I struggled to the end of my determination, to the end of my way of life with my followers, if the result is ruin, then this ruin is inevitable. Grieve. Shed tears. But you cannot regret.
Last Edit: June 25, 2016, 04:02:54 PM