Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Brexit: Democracy at Work?
Posted by: vinoth-ifes on: June 28, 2016

I arrived in London the day after the results of the British referendum. I found many of my friends in a state of shock and dismay. The Brexit vote has revealed the deep fissures in British society- between London and the rest of the country, between economic classes, between urban and rural populations, between Scots and English, and even between generations (the young voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU).

The vast majority of non-Europeans are unaffected by what has happened here. But what has been most troubling- indeed horrifying- was the way the political campaign was fought. It mirrored the vicious obscurantism of the current American presidential campaign.
Read more at https://vinothramachandra.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/brexit-democracy-at-work/

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