Brexit. A triumph of people power. Neither left nor Right population holdiing political class accountable.
By Definition in a 72% turnout where the Right Wing is no more than 50% i.e the tories (Cameron had 24% of the election in May last year.)excludes a generalisation that this vote was decided on narrow jingoistic matters of immigration in an argument carried by the far right.( Bear in mind that UK one nation toryism is very different in character to American Exceptionalism. Many of the Left such as myself advocated reform of both the EU and of Westminster. Neo Liberalism is what the British people have rejected a very substantial part of the remain vote also abhor Neo Liberalism. Let us not forget US geo political interests have pushed the Uk from post wwii to engage with the EU. This is not about Xenophobia or racism or left or Right it is about demanding proper respect of democracy with consent to government coming from the people not the other way around. The Syria bombing vote was the first sign That Westminster was getting it that the electorate was fed up with being ignored, low poll turnouts were a symptom of this realisation paradoxically the very high turnout in the Referendum is also a symptom of this realisation and discontent. This is a process as is democracy participative democracy is always a process and the potential for a change in direction opens up not just for the Uk but for the rest of Europe with this vote in the UK to Leave. The Scots position is interesting as is the Irish Nationalist position. Wales , Cornwall and England outside of metropolitan London overwhelmingly voted for out. This is good news for the peoples of Europe full stop the US population should take a leaf out of the British book and start to make and hold their political class and Presstitute class accountable. Neo Liberalism and Neo Conservatism stems from the Washington and Wall street Elite, US foreign policy ( Take Ukraine, Libya and Syria as recent examples IRAQ 2 is of course the biggie but US meddling in European politics is a bad idea European populations are simply not so accepting of a hierarchical pecking order as the US society is in general due to lots of historical reasons well explained by Carol Quigley in Tragedy and hope. This vote is one of Hope not a tragedy of narrow jingoism. Time will tell. “Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number- Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you Ye are many-they are few.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Masque of Anarchy: Written on Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester a little blog on the nature of representative democracy. http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2015/03/on-may-2015-uk-election.html