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Friday, June 24, 2016 

UK votes to make a Brexit

This happens to be a positive development for Europe, since it proves Britain's citizenry understand what's wrong with the EU today:
Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October and left it to his successor to decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from European Union.

"I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months," he said, "but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers the country to its next destination."

Polls ahead of the vote had shown a close race, and the momentum had increasingly appeared to be on the "remain" side over the last week. But in an election Thursday marked by notably high turnout — 72 percent of the more than 46 million registered voters — "leave" won with 52 percent of the votes. [...]

After winning a majority in Parliament in the last election, Cameron negotiated a package of reforms that he said would protect Britain's sovereignty and prevent EU migrants from moving to the U.K. to claim generous public benefits.

Critics charged that those reforms were hollow, leaving Britain at the mercy of bureaucrats in Brussels and doing nothing to stem the tide of European immigrants who have come to the U.K. since the EU expanded eastward in 2004. The "leave" campaign accuses the immigrants of taxing Britain's housing market, public services and employment rolls.

Those concerns were magnified by the refugee crisis of the past year that saw more than 1 million people from the Middle East and Africa flood into the EU as the continent's leaders struggled to come up with a unified response.
The good news is that as of recent, a lot of UK voters now see Islam as dangerous and incompatible with their values, and this ties in with the view they have now, which is rightly worried about all the uncontrolled immigration coming into the UK as a result. If the government respects the electorate, then leaving the EU - which is responsible for influencing a lot of these policies - can help as a result. Even on the mainland of Europe, there's movements who want to leave the EU as well. So Britain's vote for Brexit could lead to something that'll be a lot better for all of the continent.

As for Cameron, he certainly should resign for adopting such awful politics that enabled the Islamigrant disaster. He could've avoided supporting the bad policies he did, but failed. Now, it's best that he go.

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