The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for.
Awakening to a stock market plunge and a precipitous decline in the value of the pound that Britain hasn’t seen in more than 30 years, voters now face a series of economic shocks that analysts say will only worsen before they improve. The consequences of the leave vote will be felt worldwide, even here in the United States, and some British voters say they now regret casting a ballot in favor of Brexit.
“Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just — the reality did actually hit me,” one woman told the news channel ITV News. “If I’d had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay.”
Apparently many Brits who voted to leave really didn’t think it through. The financial implications of leaving the European Union are going to be disastrous for them. Great Britain had its own currency. They were allowed to secure their own borders. Now their currency is devalued, their stock markets have plummeted and no one knows what the future holds.
I fear many Americans will jump on this feel good bandwagon also. How many have fallen for Trump’s bullshit? How many people will wake up the next morning with severe voter’s regret in November? How many voters are beguiled by big mouthes’ stupidity?
I really wish the Brits hadn’t been dumb asses. I lost 5 figures today…that’s 5 figures in one day. I would hope that things will straighten themselves out in the next few weeks but we have no way of knowing what the future holds as more countries are emboldened to leave the EU. In a global world, issues ricochet right off each other.
We live in uncertain times. Meanwhile, Scotland voted to remain with the EU. Where do they go from here?