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How Demographics Decided Brexit. Politics / BrExitJul 12, 2016 - 12:15 PM GMT By: John_Mauldin Stephen McBride, Garret/Galland Research.

How Demographics Decided Brexit

Britain's EU Problem is a London Problem. Yesterday the UK voted to leave the European Union after thirty years of a halting, sometimes noble, often messy experiment in international cooperation.

Britain's EU Problem is a London Problem

In my circles—professional, well-educated, Cambridge and London—the principal reaction was incredulity. How could this happen? Who could want this? A natural reaction. In my electoral district, 75 percent voted to Remain. In shorthand, Britain’s EU problem is a London problem. Will the British legacy of multiculturalism prevail post Brexit? Racism, multiculturalism and Brexit. I take it as a given (by polls) that the most influential reason why people voted Brexit was not to restore British sovereignty in the abstract but more precisely to “take it back” in order to stop more of “them” coming over.

Racism, multiculturalism and Brexit

I also take it as understood that this statement does not infer that all who voted for Brexit are racists. Structural racism does not make of every individual a racist but implicates every individual, variously, in the reproduction and/or contestation of racial structures. British Economy Escapes Brexit Blow, For Now. Sun Says: Post Brexit Britain just keeps getting better as we get another dose of economic cheer.

The Sun has also got around to telling its readers what Brexit will mean, and they are not happy. You might remember The Sun's headline mere days before the EU referendum.

The Sun has also got around to telling its readers what Brexit will mean, and they are not happy

Rupert Murdoch's paper wholeheartedly endorsed Brexit, and the paper, which has only backed winning campaigns for decades, urged its readers to vote Leave. However post-referendum is a completely different story. British Economy Escapes Brexit Blow, For Now. The Sun has also got around to telling its readers what Brexit will mean, and they are not happy.

The Sun has also got around to telling its readers what Brexit will mean, and they are not happy. EU Referendum: 10 reasons to vote Remain. The ballot boxes are ready, the postal votes have been sent, but as the June 23 date looms, one in five of us still haven’t made up our minds, according to polls.

EU Referendum: 10 reasons to vote Remain

This is a referendum that could change the course of history. If we vote Leave a gaping chasm will open up and, as UKIP’s Nigel Farage has admitted, we have ‘absolutely no idea’ what will happen. Whichever side you’re veering towards, there’s no grey area between those black and white boxes on the ballot sheet. So if you’re still a ‘don’t know’, here are 10 reasons you should vote Remain: 1. Immigration has been the elephant in the Bremain campaign office, so let’s deal with it first.

One side says newcomers are a rich source of culture that plugs into Britain’s veins, adding more than they take out and propping up our public services. Otherwise immigration is an unavoidable price of signing up to the single market, a cost offset by the advantages earned there. We need to acknowledge that EU migrants are only half the story. 2. On Friday I’ll get my country back. Britain will vote remain. The polls say the vote hangs in the balance.

On Friday I’ll get my country back. Britain will vote remain

But I refuse to believe it. I don’t believe Britain will take leave of its senses and plunge down into the dark and rancid place the Brexiters would drag us. I want our country back – and I expect it to step back from the brink of this midsummer madness. Waiting for the result, Thursday will feel like the longest day, though it’s not quite the solstice. I have no more evidence than anyone else, but I think I know this country isn’t the leave campaign’s ingrown place of phobias, conspiracies, fear of foreigners and all the politics of paranoid isolation.

Such passions are easily stirred by unscrupulous politicians stooping to blame migration for every ill of their own making. Reasons for remaining may not all be so elevated. You could call it tolerance or moderation, caution or a not entirely appealing phlegmatic stolidity. I don’t believe those politics of isolation will win on Thursday.

20 reasons you should vote to leave the European Union  Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Daily Express highlights 'benefits' of Brexit, is forced to retract entire article. The Daily Express has published a correction after admitting that four of 11 images published in an anti-EU gallery on its website before the referendum were inaccurate.

Daily Express highlights 'benefits' of Brexit, is forced to retract entire article

Brexit: Top UK economist reveals what he thinks will happen next in wake of EU referendum vote. One of the UK's top economists has issued a stark warning about the possible economic and social implications of Brexit for Europe.

Brexit: Top UK economist reveals what he thinks will happen next in wake of EU referendum vote

Work from before the referendum by Professor John Van Reenen, professor of economics at LSE and director of the university's Centre for Economic Performance, laid out the likely long-term economic costs of Britain leaving the European Union. Van Reenen's research, co-authored with three colleagues from the LSE, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, claims even if Britain manages to secure a deal where it keeps access to the single market, income per person will still fall by 1.3 per cent relative to otherwise. If the UK is unwilling to accept the free movement of labour, it is likely trade will fall by more, leading to a 2.6 per cent decrease in income per person.

This translates to a fall of between £850 and £1,700 per UK household. Why Vote Leave - Vote Leave. We will be able to save £350 million a week We can spend our money on our priorities like the NHS, schools, and housing.

Why Vote Leave - Vote Leave

We'll be in charge of our own borders In a world with so many new threats, it's safer to control our own borders and decide for ourselves who can come into this country, not be overrules by EU judges. We can control immigration. The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know. Image copyright Getty Images.

The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know

EU referendum: Nigel Farage backtracks on Vote Leave's '£350m for the NHS' pledge hours after result. Nigel Farage has disowned a pledge to spend £350 million of European Union cash on the NHS after Brexit. The Ukip leader was asked on ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme whether he would guarantee that the money pledged for the health service during the campaign would now be spent on it.

Speaking on the morning of the referendum result he however said he had never made any such pledge. Nigel Farage says Leave win marks UK 'independence day' Nigel Farage has claimed victory in the EU referendum for the Leave campaign, saying 23 June would "go down in our history as our independence day". The UKIP leader told supporters at a Brexit party: "Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom.

" With 335 out of 382 results declared, the BBC has forecast a Leave win. The English shires and Wales voted for Brexit while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed a Remain vote. Brexit Referendum: The Front Pages. As British voters head to the polls in the European Union membership referendum on Thursday, the country’s major newspapers are marking the historic vote with special front-page spreads. The Guardian, which supports staying in the EU, made its preference clear through a slight alteration to its logo The Daily Mail, a longtime EU foe, tried to reiterate four final points in the campaign’s closing hours. The Daily Mirror, for its part, urged voters to choose Remain over risks. The Sun, which also sided with the Leave campaign, took a page from pop culture. There are liars and then there’s Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. Where was the champagne at the Vote Leave headquarters?

The happy tears and whoops of joy? If you believed Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, the Brexit vote was a moment of national liberation, a day that Nigel Farage said our grateful children would celebrate with an annual bank holiday. Johnson and Gove had every reason to celebrate. Did Boris Johnson Want to Remain All Along? Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink. Does money matter? Does wealth make us rich any more? These might seem like odd questions for a physicist to try to answer, but Britain’s referendum decision is a reminder that everything is connected and that if we wish to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, we’d be very foolish to ignore the role that wealth does and doesn’t play in our society.