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….Still on Brexit



....Still on Brexit

By Joseph Edgar . . .

The referendum has come and gone and with it a monumental earthquake has been unleashed on global economics and politics.

The only real gain the UK can claim from this disaster is the fact that this has just reconfirmed that truly they still remain a true giant in the world. A tiny island nation of not up to 50 million people destroying world order simply because some of their old people have voted to go back into isolation.

Today I am sure even these old people are regretting this decision for they never took into consideration the intertwining nature that is today world affairs. The virgin group has just announced that they would be losing a deal that would have created over 3,000 jobs, all sorts of trade treaties would have to be re-negotiated and they may simply just be facing a gang up from hitherto allies. How can a people driven by shallow minded nationalism and the quest for isolationism bring so much damage to themselves especially in a world that is dithering towards global recession?

The Europeans have asked for a fast track in the divorce, the leaders of the push have been booed in Europe and I am sure in their inner most thoughts they would be regretting now especially as the full ramification of their actions continue to hit them daily.

The premiership which has become a strong cultural and economic platform would be the worse for it, the monarchy which to me was just a platform to reap in tourist dollars would also suffer. Did they really believe that they were that economically viable as a result of their own singular efforts?

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What exactly does Britain produce today, nothing I dare add. It is a service economy hinged on efficient servicing of tourists who throng there like gullible zombies to go watch the Queen ride her horses. The great high streets of central London are daily thronged by millions who come from all over the world just to walk around and ogle at shops that are in their own countries. If you take a thirty minute walk around Oxford street, you will count the number of Britons on that street, all you see is a United Nations of people all flocking around and simply just enjoying the atmosphere.

This must have led the Britons who have increasingly been driven to the hinterland to resent this invasion forgetting that it is the lowly paid foreigners and their tourist dollars that allow them to live the life of luxury they are used to. Or how else have they been funding their health service which provides almost free quality medical care and the rest that makes their lives enviable by the rest of us.

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