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***‘Brexit of Champions’: How Britain May Trigger A Political Earthquake***
In this wonderful article, Seth Lipsky quotes the American Spectator for the phrase Brexit of Champions (link). On June 23, 2016 Britain votes on Brexit. Hopefully Britain votes to leave.
Britain and the EU are truly a poor fit. The UK’s natural allies are its successful offspring, such countries as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel and India. These countries have been successful, forward looking countries. The continental EU countries are in many respects frozen in time. They’re beautiful museum pieces but like their many churches largely bereft of worshipers, are places of the past, not the future. Britain joined the EU in 1973, at a time when the U.S. was crippled by the Vietnam War and its opposition, Watergate, price controls, inflation and the energy crisis.
Now the U.S. and other freedom-loving countries should be looking to the future, not to the mercantalist, bureaucratic past.
[/quote]Time to revive the thread. I defy anyone to show me an earlier thread on Brexit.
Brexit was a glorious event. The British people have worked their way, over the centuries, methodically, gradually and in an orderly manner to freedom. They were the progenitors of our free system. I do consider the U.S. to be an improvement over the British system but there is no question in my mind that we are them, they are us. When Princess Di died the media coverage here was overwhelming.
Britain on the other hand has nothing in common with the mercantalist, top-down systems prevailing in Continental Europe, which are really warmed over absolute monarchy, or maybe monarchy with advisory parliaments. Britain is different. It is an outward-looking, progressive country. The British people, as usual, are courageous and have spoken.