Much has been said in the last couple of days about this topic.
So my remit in this post is not to justify whether the events unfolding in the UK (It is still united today - 26/6/2016) are correct/wrong.
I am deeply appalled by the reaction of the two partners in question :
1. UK -
The kind of negative hysteria in the country after a referendum is beyond commonly available intelligence. What did they think? That there is only one possibility in a game/election/referendum?
Did they never think that one side CAN lose? Were they too high on pot after the Scottish referendum that they thought they could just steamroll any opposition?
And then probably have a referendum to leave the earth & win that one too?
2. EU -
Badly behaved mother-in-law. Someone today in the EU commissionerate said - "We want the UK to leave as soon as possible. We never asked them for a written confirmation. Cameron can even say that he officially wants to leave".
Come on guys. Don't be a sissy.
Someone has given a verdict which needs to be respected. At least the UK isn't like you - a cheap but modern Soviet conglomerate copy.
Now the real stuff :
1. David Cameron high on success of the Scottish referendum called for the EU referendum - political harakiri after the stellar performance in the last election.
As much politically correct he may want to sound by resigning, he knows that he will never get another shot like this where he could have served as PM for 4 more years & taken Britain to greater heights.
Calling the referendum itself showed that they did not gauge the pulse of the people.
2. Does UK really lose?
Yes & No.
Yes - because nobody in the UK or the EU even knows how the situation is going to play out.
No - because UK won't die. The people won't come on the streets. Yes, taxes may go up while trading with the EU. Yes, border control will have to be stricter (for your own good). Yes, some groceries may get expensive. Yes, homes will be slightly cheaper.
But hey, you save £18250000000 every year in membership & doling out benefits to EU folks.
Intelligent folks - convert the figure above into billions & get astonished.
These do not include the financially non-tangible benefits like putting a lid on low skill immigration & legalizing & channelizing it through a visa program like the US which will give you further revenue.
3. Short term pain v/s long term gain :
Keep the Scotts happy. They need to be with the UK. Today they don't think they are one of you even though they uncomfortably voted to remain in your property.
Every country worth it's salt across the globe has a visa program to control immigration.
Every top 10 non EU country in the world does business with EU without any problem.
Why is it so difficult for the UK to be like the rest of the world.
This will be procedurally painful for the next year or two, but will be a long term gain where you will have a sovereign land of your own + an economy which is not constrained to bail out a sick economy.
4. Doomed mechanism - unions
Large doubts remain over the efficacy of unions, whether within a company or a group of countries.
The western world openly decried the existence of Soviet Union 50 years ago & played every trick in the book of treachery to break that through.
Putin must be laughing his guts out now that he did not have to do anything to even effect this change & make the EU toothless now with only Germany + France combine remaining to bail out the other 25 average to poor countries.
The EU's intelligence is in severe question too - with countries like Turkey applying for membership.
5. Intellectual decisions cannot be left to referendums
The last & the most important point.
All the western world need to get out of this fake cloak of equality & political correctness that they wear to show that they are holier than thou.
Humans are racist, selfish & very very treacherous.
The people of UK hate that there are millions of black & brown people. Immigration is an emotional issue.
People can deny or scoff, but it is true. This referendum is the most yellow egg on the face of the elites who keep on extolling virtues of equality.
In my own opinion -
If Cameron wanted this to play out better, he ought to have played his political cards better.
You can't leave emotional decisions to public referendums.
Try holding another referendum to check :
1. Government gives a free home to everyone in London + free meals + free car & an annual membership to a local pub. Everything else is free anyway.
2. Government will give you education & you will need to fight your way to a job.
See what the result will be.
Public opinion can be swayed very easily.
In India Arvind Kejriwal swayed public opinion 2 years ago & people thought he was the Batman.
He is now a joker.
You need parliamentary democracy to deal with such topics. Not public referendums.
At the end of it, I am very emotional about this topic as well since I have been in this country for some time now & I will try to be rational but will never think bad for this country.
I am hearing talks of a second referendum.
A voice somewhere on the back of my mind tells me - " Don't go there, the egg will be yellower than before. You might get a 70-30 vote this time".
What's new with me?
I feel i have grown up.. because these days i look down on the younger generation :)
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