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Thread #165570   Message #4006443
Posted By: Workingtonman
29-Aug-19 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
many of us would like england to exit from europe and leave the celtic nations as members of the EU. who knows what will happen but it's certainly a very scary and potentially devastating situation for the UK at the moment. we have suffered a right-wing coup after several years of extreme austerity where all our public services have been trashed for the benefit of the wealthy. the brexit thing is driven by the 1% who don't want to pay higher taxes as the european countries are more likely to fund their public services more generously to drive down inequality. while scotland and ireland are generally more progressive and open societies, the upper classes and older people tend to be forelock-tuggers by inclination and suspicious of foreigners. sadly, many of the folk who have been most affected by austerity are often likely to fall for the easy answers and racism of the populists in government (here as in the USA)

many of us here are horrified at the direction of our government and would welcome independence for scottish neighbours (please move the border south to include cumbria in scotland!) while a united ireland has always been a goal of progressives here. there are even hints of wales becoming more interested in splitting from westminster rule - remains to be seen what will result from the antics of the foolish, lying slob at no 10.(here as in the USA)