The UK voted to leave by 52% to 48% to remain, but Scotland and Ireland voted to remain. People who have never voted before came out in their millions in England to vote leave., but London and younger people tended to vote to remain. It would seem that people with leftist or centrist views voted to remain and the Right voted to leave. People who don’t normally bother to vote tend to lean to the Right and hate people on benefits and immigration.
I’m on the Left but I voted to leave, although that was hard because I had been so pro EU all my life, and I envied its social democracy and its culture, but over the years it dawned on me how neoliberal and cold the EU had become. Then I saw the other day a good documentary put together by socialists and some trade unions telling people why they should vote to leave. The EU has become a US controlled neoliberal project designed to destroy Europe’s social democracy. And the EURO made it difficult for European governments to raise money unless they increased taxes, or privatized state owned assets as their central banks had been dissolved and so couldn't produce more currency.
Greg Palest, a journalist, who is also a brilliant mathematician, had as a young man infiltrated, or rather became a student of, the Chicago School, Milton Friedman’s university, which had been started up by the US aristocracy to spread their right wing propaganda. Greg Palast was a virulent anti neoliberal who impressed his Chicago School Economic professors with his mathematical capabilities and so became their top student. Then he actually wrote a neoliberal paper with Milton Friedman which he deeply regretted afterwards so he removed his name from it, especially as Milton Friedman loved Greg Palast’s crazy right wing ideas which he thought wouldn’t be taken seriously.
Anyway, Greg Palast describes how the EURO was designed by Chicago School professors exactly to destroy Europe’s social democracy. Some of these same professors had also worked along side Russian gangsters and to loot the Soviet Union under Yeltsin, say’s Greg Palast, and also they had helped to install many dictatorships in Latin America. Their technique is to use the ‘Shock Doctrine’, where they see their chance to seize a country that is in turmoil, as they are doing right now in Greece, and then try to privatize everything in sight giving it to the One Percent, the 0.00001%, the ruling elite, who own most of the World except Russia and China, regimes they are now trying to bring down.
One of the reasons I voted out was to help break up NATO because with a bit of luck other countries will leave the EU too. The EU is a US vassal state, and all the politicians are clones of each other whether Left or Right, although there is no real Left in the EU anymore. They have all had their minds taken over by the US neoliberal body snatchers.
Also, Scotland voted to stay in so they are now considering running a second referendum to leave the UK. If they do leave England will be seriously weakened, and there is also talk that the City of London can’t remain as Europe’s financial center dealing with so much of its business. But the City of London is known as the crime capital of the world and so England would be better off without it, so it can go and wreck someone else's economy. With these losses, England will be seriously weakened and will have less importance as Washington’s puppet, being it’s loyal lapdog, and so some of the hawkish neoliberal menace in the world would have been tamed maybe by a little bit.
I don’t know if I did the right thing to vote out, but with Hollande of France who says he is a socialist but is helping the World go towards WW3 by acting as a Washington puppet, and also with Nicolas Sarkozy’s overthrow of Gadhafi, I have had my belief in the EU as a moderate, social democratic force for peace in the World with a model that countered the US’s militaristic one, destroyed.
And with Eastern Europe’s welcoming of US nuclear missiles on its soil to threaten Russia, along with Ukraine wanting to become part of the EU as a fascist, neo-Nazi right wing country all with the support of Washington, and with Turkey always vying to become a EU member too, also with Washington’s support, which is now a dictatorship arming ISIS to overthrow the once peaceful, multicultural Syria, then I knew it was time to leave the EU. The EU is nothing like the soft socialist state I hoped it would be.