“There were two referendums on Thursday. The first was on membership of the EU. The second was on the British establishment. Leave won both, and the world will never be the same again.”
I do not know what factor would have failed to drive me to vote for UK independence: uncontrolled migration from within the EU, uncontrolled immigration of Muslims, the supremacism of the European High Court, or the basic fact that the European super-government is not responsible to the European Parliament. Imagine, if you can, a Canadian Parliament where the government answers questions in the House of Commons, but does not depend on the support of any party in the House: a permanent, irremovable executive. Now imagine that it has been governing you for thirty-five to fifty years. Now imagine that every critique of it is met by denunciations from the elite to the effect that you are a reactionary yobbo for daring to dissent, and to being sternly lectured by foreign government heads for even thinking of breaking out.
In the end, is it any wonder that the people revolted?
Imagine a Supreme Court composed of the most activist leftie judges overturning every social arrangement, all of whom are appointed to reign over your judicial system. We have a bad enough time with an out of control left-wing Court that is appointed by an elected Prime Minister, but the European Court of Justice has been particularly aggressive in knocking down national law.
Yes there will be uncertainty, but yes, there needs to be more fear in Brussels, so the rulers know they can be removed.
As far as I am concerned, Brexit means Trump, and for the parallel reasons. Periodically the upper classes need to get the boot. Not for a whim, but for persistent failure to care for the well-being of their electors, and a persistent deafness to their cries for understanding. Electorates have experienced way too much condescension and contempt from their elites: whether of the left, right and centre. A purge is needed. It will come.