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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