by Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project:
Markets are crashing to 30-year lows. Elites are panicking, stunned by the gall of the U.K. ignoring their warning a vote for Brexit would, for all intents and purposes, be the end of the world as we know it. Prime Minister David Cameron stunningly tendered his resignation.
Britain declares independence!
Breaking ties with the European Union the people apparently felt no longer served a purpose — perhaps not wanting more of that world we know — and France, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, and even Northern Ireland might not be far behind. With a voter turnout reportedly exceeding 72 percent, Brexit won by 51.9 percent.
Heads of the European Council, European Parliament, European Commission, and E.U. issued a statement after a meeting in Brussels concerning this historic declaration of independence which states, as cited by Zero Hedge, in part:
“In a free and democratic process, the British people have expressed their wish to leave the European Union. We regret this decision but respect it.
“This is an unprecedented situation but we are united in our response. We will stand strong and uphold the EU’s core values of promoting peace and the well-being of its peoples. The union of 27 member states will continue.”
Perhaps that marriage of economies and politics will carry on — or perhaps other nations, as noted above, see the perils inherent in such a globalized, centralized governance and seek their own sea legs in the coming months and years.
Cameron’s equally shocking decision to resign further complicated matters for the soon-to-be independent Britain, instantly sparking a race for the next leader — with London Mayor Boris Johnson, who had campaigned in favor of the Brexit, appearing the most likely to win the role.
“I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady this ship over the coming weeks and months,” an emotional Cameron said, announcing his resignation in a press conference. “But I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.”
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