The Brexit vote is today and although it deals with Great Britain leaving the European Union, it does have repercussions for the U.S.
There have been two camps: the Remain and the Leave. Perhaps all you need to know is that Obama is in the Remain camp. In my opinion, the whole thing has to do with whether Brits want to have a sovereign nation or be under the control of globalists.
How will it turn out? The polls have swung back and forth on the issue, leading me to believe that they are not reliable and/or have been manipulated. Also, the government of David Cameron, a pseudo conservative who is a globalist, probably will exercise some control over the outcome. George Soros is working diligently for Remain as well, which also makes me dubious about the integrity of the election.
There are no exit polls in Britain. They banned them and there are rules to monitor the media’s reportage. Sounds like a good thing to me, however others bemoan that, thinking that might indicate a vote that could then be contradicted. I tend to believe nothing should influence or deter the voter before the polls close.
Those polls will close at 4 p.m. Memphis time with results from 291 out of 382 counting areas in between 8 and 9 p.m. our time. The results will be declared at 1 a.m. our time tomorrow.
Donald Trump arrives in Scotland today for the opening of one of his golf resorts. He has said he would not tell Brits what to do, but would be inclined to vote Leave. The Queen appears to be of that persuasion, too. Breitbart reports, “evidence for her majesty’s Eurosceptic tendencies is building. In March, it was revealed that she had spoken out strongly against the EU in a private 2011 discussion with the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg – himself a committed Europhile. A senior source said: ‘People who heard their conversation were left in no doubt at all about the Queen’s views on European integration.'”
And she reportedly asked dinner guests to give her three good reasons to remain in the EU.
She has seen enough via WWII to know how other countries and people lust after total power.
So who would be for it and who against?
The Telegraph broke it down and discovered:
The survey shows that Northern Ireland and Scotland are the regions most in favour of staying in the EU, with almost two thirds of respondents wishing to remain.
The least positive region about EU membership is the Midlands – with 59 per cent of the East Midlands wanting to leave.
The figures could be crucial in the event of a “Brexit” vote as Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has stated that demand for a second independence referendum could be “unstoppable” if taken out of the EU against its will.
London was the third most enthusiastic region for EU membership with a 58-42 per cent split.
Overall five UK regions back continued EU membership, compared to seven where a majority of voters wish to leave.
There is a huge gulf among young and older voters over the European issue – with seven in 10 young voters backing the European Union.
73 per cent of those aged between 18-29 want to remain in the EU, while 63 per cent of those aged over 60 want to leave.
The middle-aged population are divided almost evenly on the issue. As older voters are more likely to vote, this could be good news for the “leave” campaign.
YouGov also examined the voting intentions of voters for all the major parties.
Conservative voters are the most divided on the issue – but the polls suggest there is net euroscepticism along Tories while the majority of Labour voters want to remain.
Unsurprisingly, among Ukip voters, the EU is incredibly unpopular, with 97 per cent wishing to leave. Nigel Farage has previously wrote in The Telegraph: “leaving the EU is more important than party politics”.
Green party voters were most in favour of continued EU membership, with four out of five Green voters backing the EU.
When it comes to social class and education, those who went to university are most likely to be pro-EU – with seven out of ten UK graduates wishing to remain in Europe, according to the polls.
Those belonging to the AB social class – usually in higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations – support the EU by 62 to 38 per cent.
Meanwhile, people in the lower C2 and DE social grades have net dissatisfaction with the institution. Ukip has attempted to re-brand itself as a party for the working class, and so it will try and boost turnout in this eurosceptic group.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? And that’s why many say Brexit will have implications for our presidential election.
If Brits decide to remain in the EU, they should alter their patriotic Rule Britannia song. “Britons never ever will be slaves” will not be appropriate to a country that gives up its sovereignty.