Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brexit

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I’ve been watching the Brexit debate with quite a bit of uneasiness, but also a quiet confidence that the Remain camp would ultimately win the day. Because there’s no way the people of the UK could be that ridiculous, despite all evidence to the contrary.

As I went to bed last night the initial polls were putting Remain at a small majority and Nigel Farage, leader of the odious UKIP party, had all but admitted defeat, further bolstering my confidence. So I was shocked to wake up to a text from a friend announcing the bad news: the vote swung the other way. The UK has voted to leave the EU.

Maybe you don’t quite understand why this is such a big deal. I’m not an expert by any means, but here’s my take on the possible repercussions of the vote.

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