“Go, go now,” – Nigel Farge, responding in an interview on what he has to say to PM David Cameron (via MSNBC)
NEVER DOUBT the power of emotional anger when combined with nationalism and set loose in a voting booth.
Especially if you’re white. …and over 65… or feel like you have nothing to lose.
Dean Baker, talking to Lawrence O’Donnell, said that the EU has been “poorly managed,” though he wished the results hadn’t happened. He cited the penalties that will come from the EU over their exit. Baker suggested the EU should learn from Britain’s vote but that day has passed, if you ask me.
An official from the EU said on MSNBC that it was “very tense here” and the result “wasn’t expected.”
As an outsider looking on, if you ask me the whole damn world has been caught stunningly flat-footed.
The reaction from the voters screaming leave was instantly extreme from all quarters.
The Brexit results is an example of why I don’t count Donald Trump out no matter how incompetent his campaign has been the last 5 weeks, including how insane he’s sounded.
We are not living through normal times.
This is a year of endings.
Scotland was all in for staying in the EU… but it’s complicated.
Then there’s Northern Ireland…
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called for a border poll on a united Ireland, following strong indications that the UK has voted to leave the EU.
Add France… and Le Pen.
Exiting will take forever for Great Britain.
As for economic markets, the reaction to Brexit was instantaneous.
developing… for years to come…
— Taylor Marsh (@taylormarsh) June 24, 2016
— Stratfor (@Stratfor) June 24, 2016
— Bloomberg (@business) June 24, 2016
The pound over the last 10 days. pic.twitter.com/VD4izO64ZT
— Charles Forelle (@charlesforelle) June 24, 2016
— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) June 24, 2016
I'm not imagining this, right? All the news in 2016 is so much more intense than in normal years?
— Anil Dash (@anildash) June 24, 2016
The UK government "can no longer claim to represent" the interests of Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein official says: https://t.co/KWGZEqQN97
— CNN International (@cnni) June 24, 2016