Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Death of Brexit?

by Jim Rousch

I don't know, you be the judge here: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-vote-live-mps-to-decide-whether-to-back-theresa-mays-deal-today-a4038506.html

It's bad for everyone involved, and the only ones who really want it are the equivalent of Trump supporters, as this link points out (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0176268018301320).

According to the abstract of this article, it is the older, the lowly educated, white, and poor who support this ridiculous idea, while those with more education and higher income prefer to stay in the European Union.

This is much like those who want to secede from the United States of America: stupid, racist, white, and rural.

Yet another commonality is the hatred of foreigners in both groups, according to the following studies:

 Whitaker and Lynch, 2011

 Clarke and Whittaker, 2016Arzheimer, 2009

Just like the United States, conservatives and liberals argue viciously over this issue, and common ground between Brexiteers and and Trumpsters is their hatred against immigrants.

As I write this, Brexit just got shot down 202-432 in the House of Commons.


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