Brexit: EU as biggest pork barrel in universe

From Independent Institute: Why Brexit happened

Why did nearly 52 percent of the British electorate cast their vote in favor of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union? Independent Institute Research Fellow Kevin Dowd, who voted for the Brexit, offers a two-pronged answer. The first prong involves major public-policy disappointments. The union, Dowd says, “fleeces us for many billions a year, most of which it wastes on pork-barrel projects”; sucks manufacturing jobs to the continent, away from Great Britain; and pursues foolish monetary and fiscal policies that are pushing Europe’s economy to the brink of collapse. Contrary to many economic analysts, the British economy will grow stronger without the EU, according to Dowd.

The second prong in Dowd’s analysis, closely related to the first, involves political frustrations: Many Brits have felt increasingly alienated from their leaders and beholden to bureaucrats in Brussels. More.

Reality check: That’s what an EU is, Britside dummies. You finance non-Brit ‘crats to enjoy pork barrelling while running your life. Now, get free and stay free, or get lost and stay lost.

There doesn’t always have to be an England.

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  • Rule by distant bureaucrats who care not a whit about you, in fact likely despise your very existence, yea there’s the key to success.

    • Alas, it very often is – until very recently, and the current rebellion may peter out. Many may prefer welfare to human dignity. They were certainly educated to do so.

      • Daviddowntown

        And once bred in the bone its hard to change it.

      • Alain

        Far easier to reject any form of personal responsibility seems to be the case for many, especially when it is rewarded by the state with freebies and more so when it has been the case for several generations.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    After a while, it dawns on people that “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you” is a big lie.

  • ed

    18 million brits knew the truth , I love using the past tense with regards to the eu [ ED UK ]