Interesting post from Jack Binding (whose language can be, shall we say, colorful at times — you’ve been warned) about tomorrow’s United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, or as it’s commonly called, the Brexit Ballot. Like most Americans, I’ve let myself become far too distracted by events both important and trivial to give much attention to this issue; at the end of the day, we’re a very parochial people. From what little I’ve read, the Brexit coalition has a distinctive nativist streak, so it comes as no surprise that The Fraud supports Britain leaving the EU; the Bremain argument, meanwhile, has relied on nuance and long-term vision, always a danger path in the what have you done for me lately world of politics.
My vote doesn’t count, but I’d hate to see Britain leave the EU; the shock to global markets would be intense, and isolationism is no longer a viable option for any nation. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail in the UK tomorrow, and that sentiment makes its way across the Atlantic this November.