June 24, 2016

"The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon:" England to EU, Buh-Bye!

For the second time in 80 years that little Island has bought the world a space in which others could rediscover their own hardihood. And rediscover it doubtless they will, as the New World did of old. Today the Brexit rebellion showed that daring could prevail against bullying, truth could win against prestige, plain speech could trump celebrity and long odds were vincible provided you never, never gave in. Richard Fernandez, Alone | PJ Media

Nigel Farage's life's work comes to fruition with a Brexit vote

'An opinion poll in the Netherlands said that a majority there now want to leave, so we may well be close perhaps to Nexit.

'Similarly in Denmark a majority there are in favour of leaving so we could be quite close to Dexit.

'And I'm told the same may apply to Sweden and perhaps Austria and perhaps even Italy too.

'The EU is failing, the EU is dying, I hope that we've got the first brick out of the wall.'

He added: 'We need the negotiations to start as soon as humanly possible, we need to start thinking globally about our future, and the other thing I think that needs to happen is that June 23 needs to become a national bank holiday and we will call it independence day.'

Brexit: Britain Votes for Trump over Hillary, Obama

Republican strategists had panned Trump’s decision to travel to the UK in the midst of campaign turmoil, and in the wake of his blistering attack on Hillary Clinton earlier this week.

Now, however, it looks like a risk that paid off handsomely, in the currency of foreign policy credibility.

Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

3. Lost pride: The complicated feeling of having had a bad deal has created an insidious spin off, a sense of broken pride, both national and personal. Working men, in particular, face a world they did not expect, jobs are hard to find and pay badly meaning they often can't provide single-handedly for their families, as their fathers and grandfathers did. That alone causes a loss of pride. In the US it is also linked to a loss of national pride through a sentiment among Trump supporters that President Obama has diminished the reputation of America by going on what they refer to as his "global apology tour." For Brits the loss of national pride comes from a feeling that British sovereignty has been given away to Brussels and if we leave the EU, we will be stronger, better, more respected.

David Cameron says he will QUIT as British Prime Minister after Brexit vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will resign as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Mr Cameron tried to reassure businesses around the world that Britain's economy was fundamentally sound, but world markets were thrown into turmoil on Friday after the final vote was announced.

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump arrived in Scotland on Friday morning and said the British people had 'taken back their country', adding: 'It's a fantastic thing.'

Later, when asked his opinion on Cameron quitting, Trump said: 'Well, that's too bad.'

'Brexit is proof that Donald Trump will be the next president'

The Donald's arrival in the UK will be seen by many as a meeting of minds - two worlds colliding with shared views including a disgruntled electorate; lost national pride; isolationism; and the issue of immigration.

However, he may not get the desired reception in Scotland: while voters in England and Wales swung the result for Leave, Scots voted overwhelmingly for remaining part of the EU.

And today, he promised close ties between the U.S. and UK if he becomes President, saying: 'A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense'.

'Brexit is further proof that Donald J Trump will be the next President of the United States,' wrote Broderick Greer on Twitter.

Brexit: Who will be the next Prime Minister? Will Boris Johnson be PM?

Mr Johnson is now 8/13 favourite to become the next leader of the Conservatives and 8/11 favourite to become the next Prime Minister, according to Coral.

"Having played a leading role in the Vote Leave campaign, Boris Johnson would seem to be in pole position to replace David Cameron when the PM steps down," said Coral's David Stevens.

Mr Johnson is the even favourite to become the next Conservative leader, according to William Hill today.

William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said that Mr Johnson seems to attact popular support regardless of what he says and does.

Britain Votes to Leave E.U.; Cameron Plans to Step Down - The New York Times

Despite opinion polls before the referendum that showed either side in a position to win, the outcome stunned much of Britain, Europe and the trans-Atlantic alliance, highlighting the power of anti-elite, populist and nationalist sentiment at a time of economic and cultural dislocation.

“Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party, one of the primary forces behind the push for a referendum on leaving the European Union, told cheering supporters just after 4 a.m.

Somewhere Winston Churchill is smiling.

This was about culture vs global finance. This is about a people realizing that any partnership has to be MUTUALLY beneficial -- and the EU simple isn't.

76 years ago, you resisted a sinking Continent. You have just done so, again. And you have bought Western Civilization a little more time.

I'm proud of the British...so very proud. Your American Cousins stand with you.

"There will always be an England. And England shall be free. If England means as much to you as England means to me!"

God Save The Queen! I'm flying the Union Jack today!

UK votes to leave EU after dramatic night divides nation

In England, every region outside of London voted to leave. The highest vote for leave was in the West Midlands with 59.11% opting for Brexit. In London, 59.94% voted to remain.

England to EU: Oh yeah? Blow me.

The EU’s top leaders have said they expect the UK to act on its momentous vote to leave the union “as soon as possible, however painful that process may be” and that there will be “no renegotiation”.


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Although the paternal ancestors left Britain late in the eighteenth century, it was with great joy I received the news upon waking up. We (the Western world) have had such a string of bad news these past years, this, at least, is a great morale boost for so many.

Posted by: Will at June 24, 2016 11:09 AM

Americans grasp the concept of a State breaking away from a larger Union, so long as it's not one of our states.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at June 24, 2016 3:28 PM

Can it be? That Britons would leave the EU welfare & mooslim curtain?

Posted by: itor at June 24, 2016 5:38 PM

The greatest display of white European Nationalism takes place at the Royal Albert Hall every year at the Last Night of the Proms.


There's certainly nothing comparable in the US.

Posted by: Bill Jones at June 24, 2016 7:00 PM

It's like your first solo as an aviator - it's up to GB to keep it right side up and walk away from the landing. Hope they're up to it.

Posted by: BillH at June 25, 2016 7:11 AM