In a sign of the fissures exposed by the June 23 vote, 1.2 million people signed a petition on the official government website by late morning calling for a repeat vote — more than 12 times the 100,000 signatures required for a proposal to be discussed in the lower house of parliament.
If Britons really had cared that much to remain, they would have voted to do so, wouldn’t they have?
Murdoc likes this bit:
European powers called for Britain to be shown the door quickly as they grappled with the impending loss of one of the world’s top economies, the first defection in the bloc’s 60-year history.
How do you spell “panic” in European? There are a lot of people who were supposed to make sure the referendum went the other way that were a little overconfident and probably didn’t do everything they should have. Now they’re working overtime to try to get a petition heard.
There will definitely be shockwaves for a while. And there will be winners and losers as a result of this, and we’re only going to hear about the losers in the media. But Murdoc believes this is the best unexpected good news we’ve had in a while.
Whoever the next US President is should put a lot of effort into rebuilding the US-UK alliance, militarily, socially, and economically. One of the candidates will. One won’t.