Opinion: Brexit Vote Is an Act of Self Mutiliation By British – SPIEGEL ONLINEBy
Britain’s vote to leave the EU was a gut decision, an emblem of a country in retreat. The island nation is getting smaller and smaller.
The USA equivalent of the Brexit vote would be the election of Donald Trump as President. The pro-Brexit vote characteristics and causes are paralleled in the US. A substantial part of the voters are tired of professional politicians, Congressional logjams, concentration of wealth and reduction of opportunities. They see others in the new economy prospering and feel left behind. In fact, our governments and institutions have been slow to adapt to the new world and the skills and learning it demands of our work force. But Trump’s campaign offers no solutions and is based on negatives and fear and hate and would give us an incompetent, possibly dangerous, leader. We need leaders with skills, experience and ideas, not leaders with arrogant hubris.