Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class

The referendum result exposes the chasm between them and us.

So this is what democracy feels like. This is what a ballot-box revolt looks like. Yesterday the people asserted themselves. They made plain their dislike of the EU. And they did so against virtually the entire establishment. The leaders of capitalism, the vast majority of the political class, experts, academics, world leaders, global institutions, the liberal media and the celebrity set united to warn the little people, to hector and lecture them, about the dangers of rejecting the EU. And yet the little people did it anyway. They said No to the EU, and in the process revolted against a political and media establishment that thinks it knows better than us how Britain should be run. This was an uprising, a polite, quiet one, not only against Brussels but against the political class here at home, against those who rule.

  • Icebow

    The young tend to think that the referendum should not even have been held.
    The young are such prats.

    • They have been spoonfed a lot of nonsense.

      • Alain

        Perhaps indoctrinated is a better way of saying it, just as I find in Canada. Here I am referring not only to the youth but several generations since mine.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Virtually every public-school-educated Canadian under the age of 35 has a head full of nonsense. There are few exceptions.

          • Alain

            Sadly I have found many of those over 35 the same, although still younger than I am. Again these are Canadians whose only source of “news” is the MSM.

    • tom_billesley
      • Surele Surele

        We will have referendum as many times as is needed to get our preferred results (Quebec comes to mind?)

      • Alain

        Let me guess. When that fails, they will try the courts, and when that fails they will try rioting or at least sabotage: treason by another name. Where have I seen this play out before?

      • Exile1981

        plus london and scotland are both talking leaving the uk and staying in eu.

        • Linda1000

          Scotland might not be such a great loss. I think, if I recall correctly during their last referendum to leave Britain, I read that they actually cost Britain a lot of money, sort of in the same way Quebec does for Canada. Can’t remember any details now.
          As for London, 50 to 100 thousand unhappy people who sign the petition is not that many out of a city of about 7.5 million people. Never know what their new Mayor Khan might do though.

          • Exile1981

            Scottland was a net defficit for uk like quebec… and ontario.

            London’s mayor is just representing the muslim invasion force. An independent london would make an effective staging point for an islamic overt invasion of england.

          • Linda1000

            That’s a very valid point. Qatar owns almost half of London now and Saudi has real estate there also. Central London must be full of the ultra-elite who just don’t have to concern themselves with how the rest of the country has to live. At least not being under the thumb of the EU will allow Britain the flexibility to figure out what direction to take moving forward and pursue its own goals.

      • Linda1000

        It’s all for show.

      • Icebow

        Shouldn’t worry. The debate would be in Parliament Hall rather than the House of Commons. This was the same sort of thing that called for Trump to be banned from Britain.

    • Surele Surele

      history is not taught in schools for a reason. you get them young, you get them forever

    • Alain

      That is the same thinking in Canada where when the last national referendum did not produce the desired results, governments since refuse to hold another on major issues.

      • It gives PM Pansy the opportunities to elbow and force through legislation.

        • Alain

          Of course with him, but Harper wouldn’t hold one either. There should be one on mass immigration, especially including Muslims, on abortion and a few other things.

          • Harper was a coward on many things.

            But at least he had enough sense not to extol certain things.

    • They haven’t been made to starve enough.

      Give it time.

  • tom_billesley

    On the day of the referendum, members of the European Parliament quietly announced a new travel document allowing migrants from outside the EU to travel within the 28 member states.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/682887/EU-announces-migrant-passpost-on-EU-referendum-day

    • The EU is a pile of shit spewing communists.

    • Linda1000

      I’ve been saying for some time that the EU is a rather evil cabal or maybe coven?

      • Alain

        Exactly why I always refer to the EU as Evil United.

  • Spatchcocked

    Wretched at the Belmont Club has an essay as encouraging as Spiked’s.

    Quotes Winnie….”these are not dark days these will be stern days but these will be great days”

    Amen.

    • I do hope;)

      • Linda1000

        Per Spatchcocked above:
        https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/06/23/alone-2/?singlepage=true

        We live, as Winston Churchill told those schoolboys at Harrow, not in dark days, but in great days.

        Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days — the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.

        • canminuteman

          Churchill certainly was a good writer. Notice how the politically incorrect troglodyte referred to them as “our race”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As Jefferson said, a revolution every thirty years is necessary to refresh society.

    • Clausewitz

      “The tree of Liberty sometimes needs to be refreshed with the blood of the oppressors”.

      • moraywatson

        First, we get rid of the lawyers.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Great idea! The overwhelming majority are Liberls.

  • Linda1000

    From English Canada:
    Vive, Les Anglais, Libre! Vive, La Grande-Bretagne!
    Oh, Happy Day
    Remain got tossed
    Leave is singing
    Oh, Happy Day
    A salute to a great new beginning for Britain.

  • canminuteman

    It would have been nice to see a much stronger “out” vote. The margin was close enough that a couple more years of 500,000 immigrants a year and they are finished. It would be nice to see what percentage of the native Britons voted out vs recent immigrants and their offspring.

    • Alain

      If the Muslim votes were eliminated, it would have been a much stronger “out” vote. I also suspect that a good number of those non Muslim new citizens also voted to stay knowing it would grant an open door to all their relatives back home. Not saying there were no idiots and traitors among the British voters.

  • Alain

    Hear! Hear! Or that Western separation would gain serious traction.