The Referendum jury – the British public – has given its split verdict and cancelled its membership of the European Union.
Found guilty-as-charged by Mr Farage and other staunch defenders of our freedoms and sovereignties, the accused has been banished to Brussels, Berlin and other distant-sounding, foreign places.
But was it a case of mistaken identity, with the wrong accused in the dock?
For the early evidence of the vote’s geographic split suggests that the ‘leavers’ were predominantly those citizens who have arguably suffered the greatest pains of austerity, inequality, job insecurity, health, housing, educational and other deprivations which have been their lot since the 2008 financial melt-down and beyond. Continue Reading »