Independence Day!

The U.K. votes Leave. A great and ancient nation reclaims its sovereignty and its honor, with a great big middle finger to bureaucratic globalism (and some well-deserved mud in Barack Obama’s eye).

To be honest, I didn’t think they still had it in them.

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17 Comments

  1. Troy says

    Wow. I didn’t think they had it in them. Good for the UK. Now, all we need is for an indictment of Clinton, Inc., and I will be happy for the rest of the year.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 12:20 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    And right on the heels of the SCOTUS smackdown on immigration! A good day.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 12:41 am | Permalink
  3. JK says

    God saved the Queen!

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:01 am | Permalink
  4. Musey says

    I knew they had it in them. I was there recently and the vile mood was tangible. A strong vote for leave will nonetheless, be respected. A huge pay cut for us, personally, but it’s much bigger than we are..I worry that this vote was an anti immigration, stuff the economy, result. Possibly, we’ll have chaos.

    I have a family in England, split equally over this issue. I hope this turns out to be a good decision.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:41 am | Permalink
  5. Troy says

    It wasn’t a smackdown. It was a tie. A 4-4 decision. So there wasn’t a decision. So the lower courts decision held. And that court is the court that gave us the favorable decision.

    That 4 of our “Top Men” would allow the president to act like a monarch should be frightening.

    This court’s opinions are no longer legitimate. SCOTUS has failed it duty to keep the other two branches with the confines of the now dead constitution. But I suppose like a broken watch, even an illegitimate kangaroo court can get it right now and then.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 3:00 am | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    Britain did it! The notion of Great Britain-of all nations- being subordinate to a monstrosity like the EU, located in Brussels but run from Germany…well it was maddening. Brits will need to watch their own ruling class carefully. The ruling class does not like it when the peasants revolt. Cameron riding off into the sunset is a blessing. Barack Obama getting his words shoved back down his throat is icing. Global bureaucrats take note!

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 7:21 am | Permalink
  7. Malcolm says

    Troy, you are right: it wasn’t a smackdown — but it did put the seal on the defeat by the lower courts, which is good enough for me. I’m sure if Antonin Scalia (p.b.u.h.) were still with us he would have upheld the lower court too.

    Musey,

    I worry that this vote was an anti immigration … result.

    Well, yes, of course it was. And rightly so! Hasn’t Britain enough immigrants to last it for a while?

    And as for chaos: at this point in Europe’s history I see any vote against further mass immigration as a vote against increasing chaos, and a last-ditch effort to restore organic order.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 10:50 am | Permalink
  8. Whitewall says

    I sense the EU poohbahs are sending threatening notes to a number of member states after last night. Some populations are at the boiling point and it won’t take much for them to leave. This will be the tip of the iceberg.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  9. the one eyed man says

    Britannia goes from ruling the waves to waiving the rules, and “the U.K. has now completed its historical round trip, making the transition from a small, impoverished island dependent on farming and fishing, to globe-spanning imperial power, back to a small impoverished island dependent on farming and fishing.

    Sure, the U.K. has nuclear weapons, just as fat middle-aged former footballers still have their old team jerseys. Each is a remnant of former glory days, long since gone.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-24/eight-consequences-of-the-u-k-s-vote

    The U.K. hobbled its economic recovery by employing austere fiscal and monetary policies; the economy went into a double recession; the EU didn’t do themselves any favors by its own ineptitude; leaving the EU is a simplistic solution which doesn’t address the underlying economic weakness and won’t work; and the people who are most upset by the U.K.’s parlous state are those who will suffer Brexit’s gravest consequences. But hey: it’s their choice. Some things are better revealed than told.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm | Permalink
  10. JK says

    Wail One-Eyed, if Paul Krugman isn’t much concerned, I ain’t neither.

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/brexit-the-morning-after/

    Oh yeah almost forgot – this from yesterday;

    http://www.computerworld.com/article/3087261/it-industry/a-uk-brexit-may-have-a-sunny-side-for-tech.html

    Huff ‘n puff One-Eyed, huff ‘n puff.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm | Permalink
  11. Malcolm says

    Peter,

    This may come as news to you, but some things matter more than money. And as far as trade is concerned, the U.K. will find a welcoming hand, and a natural ally, in President Trump — rather than the sneering condescension and thinly veiled hostility (“back of the queue!”) they’ve gotten from Barack Hussein Obama, whose father’s whole worldview was shaped by loathing of the British. (The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.)

    A great many Britons — a majority, as it turns out — would rather have to work to restore their own economic prospects than be fattened and fettered serfs of Brussels.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm | Permalink
  12. JK says

    … a welcoming hand, and a natural ally, in President Trump.

    C’mon back One-Eyed, c’mon back! Give us your best shot.

    What do the polls say?

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm | Permalink
  13. the one eyed man says

    The polls say that the approval ratings for Cheeto Man are going down faster than a dress on prom night. He has the highest unpopularity ratings of any major candidate since polls started being taken. Hillary’s current lead ranges from high single digits to low double digits, both nationally and in swing states. But I think you know that.

    President Obama never knew his father, so there was no tree for any fruit to fall from, and his “loathing of the British” is pure fiction. But I think you know that.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  14. Malcolm says

    Right, he only wrote a book called Dreams From My Father.

    But I think you know that.

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  15. Troy says

    That’s OK, OEM. To use your stupid analogy, good ole England (a country that has survived many millennia vs. this nations paltry 1/3 rd) will simply make another loop back to being a world power again.

    Musey,

    I worry that this vote was an anti immigration … result.

    The progressives and cucks are the perfect amalgamation of stupid, insane and sociopath. They exist in a bubble where 1000%+ percent rise of raper in Sweden, or the New Years Eve in Koln, or Rotherham just don’t exist or they don’t care because immigration is some sort of means to their ends. But The folks in Rotherham don’t live in a bubble and don’t care one iota about the ends these morally repugnant people are trying to achieve.

    Posted June 25, 2016 at 12:17 am | Permalink
  16. A lot of global wealth has been destroyed due to Brexit. Is it worth it? Maybe, maybe not. An argument against immigration is not necessarily an argument for Brexit.

    Posted June 25, 2016 at 5:32 am | Permalink
  17. Whitewall says

    Grey Enlightenment…events can and do destroy wealth. Nothing new. This wealth might have been gained at too high a social and cultural price. Better some wealth than the soul of a culture. Wealth can be regained and this will be so in fairly quick order.

    Posted June 25, 2016 at 7:27 am | Permalink

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