Brexit: win for xenophobia and economic resentment, by Paul Kelly in The Australian. Predictably enough, the PC elite are attributing the loss to “racism”. No doubt their eventual solution will be to educate the people more, so we know better next time. Here is the moderately PC editor of The Australian:
It is almost impossible to imagine how this will lead to a better Britain. It is an expression of sentiment without any national strategy. For Britain, there will be an immediate economic shock and long-run economic harm.
This vote will trigger multiple crises — constitutional, economic and strategic. The upshot will be a weaker Britain, less influential and cast into domestic political turmoil. Europe’s future is at risk, with the prospect of a domino effect.
Don’t take it personally Paul, but accountability of the elite to the ruled is what makes democracy the least worst system ever devised.
It is a win for populism, xenophobia, economic resentment, domestic immigration control and a visceral but undefined longing for Britain to reclaim control over its policies and structures.
People who disagree with you are racist and morally inferior, aren’t they? You know, the global PC project of “Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, white countries for everyone” isn’t good for all of us Paul.
Disguised as a bid for independence, it is a sad and irrevocable retreat. It will encourage Donald Trump in the US and Vladimir Putin in Russia.
Enough said. You are the editor-at-large of the least PC major media outlet in Australia. That says volumes about the slant on the “news” we all get in Australia.
This was a democratic cry from the British heart, witness the huge turnout. The public felt alienated by the establishment, angry about lack of control over immigration and resentful of the EU’s democratic deficit.
The vote revealed a chasm in Britain between establishment opinion — with the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader campaigning for Remain — and the public with its majority vote to repudiate the leaders and main parties and propel Britain in another direction.
That’s a bit more professional of you.