Friday, 24 June 2016

The vote out

The result of the United Kingdom's referendum on its membership in the European Union was a "Leave" win. This means that negotiations are to begin for the UK's departure from the political union. Prime Minister David Cameron is to resign, on the basis that he was unable to secure a "Remain" vote and that his successor should handle the process.

The long-term implications of this vote are unknown but already the Pound has crashed in its value and other EU nations will seek to punish Britain in the negotiations. It's hard to tell how the country is supposed to benefit from this vote when the immediate consequences have been a disaster.

4 comments:

  1. I'm still saddened and shocked.

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    1. You try to explain why it's a bad idea and you end up getting yelled at and/or insulted. :/

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  2. I thought about you while this was all going down. I'm sorry for not reaching out sooner. I hope everything is settling down over there. How are you feeling about everything??? What a shock.

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