Best Blogs Series – Opinion – Brexit: A Very British Revolution – Fraser Nelson – WSJ

On the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum, it’s timely to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2016. It’s obvious that the Brexit decision was based on false evidence, sponsored by a narrow cabal – now a soft Brexit looks most likely but smart people know that ‘No Brexit is infinitely preferable to a Soft Brexit’. Once again, why are MPs not earning their pay and defending the public interest? Finally, which UK political leader might be more interested in domestic revolution than Brexit?

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Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator publishes an excellent article in the WSJ. He argued that the U.K.’s vote for a “Brexit” from the EU began as a cry for liberty and ended as a rebuke to the establishment.

Source: Brexit: A Very British Revolution – WSJ

As I reflected on this article, a couple of themes emerged.

Firstly, the Brexit vote was largely supported by less well educated working class people in England outside London. These are the same people who have suffered from austerity. This large group of people at the instigation of puppeteers, like Farage, have completely ignored the prevailing evidence from experts – believing that ‘they would say that wouldn’t they to protect their interests’.

The second theme is that older voters disagreed with their children and grand children and voted for Brexit. This is the group that want to stop the foreigners and put the…

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Best Blogs Series – Opinion – Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems | Books | The Guardian – George Mobiot

With the Far Left having hijacked the Labour Party and Corbyn more concerned with domestic revolution than Brexit (source: Economist) , it’s time to put down a few markers. Whilst the capitalist system has many flaws, there’s not a better solution, unless you favor Marxism, revolution and a totalitarian takeover of our liberties?

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In this Guardian article, George Monbiot, trying to  to promote his next book, shows how false news is triggered. He claims that financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trumpneoliberalism has played its part in them all. But he struggles to answer why has the left failed to come up with an alternative.

Source: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems | Books | The Guardian

For me, Monbiot confuses evidence with personal bias and dogma. He muddles political and economic arguments. He fails to address why left-wing socialist governments promote inefficiency, squander public money and are now so deeply out of favor.

Personally, I’m old enough to remember the…

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