The United Kingdom/Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) in a dramatic cliffhanger vote of 52-48% recently sent shock waves globally-global stocks losing US$2-Trillion in value.
The impact could be knee jerk in nature or could be a lingering cloud of doubt over most of the world’s markets,. Germany had to take the lead and assure EU will remain strong.
Most of those who voted “Stay” were the relatively old Britons whose lives are already Â settled. Not so with much of the young who voted “Leave” Â wanting ” UK to be for UK” Â and wary of the thousands of migrants. the ISIS and their jobs in the future.
A former UK Prime Minster had seen this all. A smoldering disgust of the people in the middle and poor strata against the established status quo. A revolt of the disgruntled masses.
Such Â reasoning also explains the growing popularity of the presumptive Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump who promised to bring “back America for the Americans” not for immigrants ,Muslim fanatics and Mexican criminals.
Trump is an anti status quo symbol.
As Â it is as well for the ground swell of support for the country’s president-elect Rody Duterte.
The disgruntled masses were expressing their disgust of the status quo by electing someone they perceive to be “one of them”
Perhaps former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was right. There is some kind of uniformity in the three events.
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