17 June 2016

Brexit: EU Referendum Was A Terrible Mistake by David Cameron (video)

British Prime Minister David Cameron's 'terrible mistake' on Brexit:

Philip Stephens, the FT’s chief political commentator, talks to Lionel Barber, FT editor, about how the campaign on EU membership has reshaped UK politics and says that calling the referendum was a terrible mistake by Prime Minister David Cameron. Video published June 16, 2016, by the Financial Times - FT.com.
"He (Cameron) made a terrible mistake ... as for the result ... if the normal rules of politics still apply we will vote to "remain" [in the EU], if the rules of politics have been completely overturned we will vote "Leave" and America should start thinking about a Donald Trump Presidency."
The "Brexit vote" will take place next Thursday, June 23, 2016. Ramifications for not only the UK, but also the EU and global markets, have some investors "on edge." The leading "Vote Leave" website is: voteleavetakecontrol.org, but campaigning has been suspended until Saturday due to the tragic death of British member of Parliament Jo Cox.

UPDATE June 17, 2016How the Jo Cox Murder Could Influence the Outcome of the EU Referendum | Qriously.com"Our [June 17] poll shows Leave with a nearly insurmountable lead over Remain. Among likely voters, 52% back Leave, with only 37% backing Remain. In our first poll, 40% of likely voters planned to back Remain; but on Friday, this had dropped to 32%, with the Remain voters flocking to ‘Don’t know’. This means that previously-declared Remain voters are losing faith, with likely voters increasingly uncertain on Friday."

Latest polls indicated a surge for "Leave" as of June 16:


Read more:
Why I am voting to leave the EU | telegraph.co.uk"... the EU as constructed is not only corrosive but ultimately dangerous, and that is the phase we have now reached as governing authority crumbles across Europe. The [EU] Project bleeds the lifeblood of the national institutions, but fails to replace them with anything lovable or legitimate at a European level. It draws away charisma, and destroys it. This is how democracies die. "They are slowly drained of what makes them democratic, by a gradual process of internal decay and mounting indifference, until one suddenly notices that they have become something different ..."--Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 

High Anxiety Over Brexit Survey Crashes U.K. Pollster’s Site| Bloomberg.com"[Traffic] overwhelmed the website of U.K. pollster ICM, highlighting the anxiety in the financial markets over the vote in 10 days on Britain’s membership in the European Union..."

Brexit and Democracy | mainlymacro.blogspot.com : "Dani Rodrik talks about an impossible trilemma: how you cannot have all three of ‘hyper globalisation’, national sovereignty and democracy."

Brexit: a Challenge to America's Domination of Europe | washingtonsblog.com"... The lead financial writer at the Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, wrote in 2000: "Declassified American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe ... The State Department also played a role. A memo from the European section, dated June 11, 1965, advises the vice-president of the European Economic Community, Robert Marjolin, to pursue monetary union by stealth. It recommends suppressing debate until the point at which “adoption of such proposals would become virtually inescapable.”"  -- Kind of sounds like NTIAICANN and the IANA stewardship transition, doesn't it?

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