ZeroHedge reporting Deutsche bank:
It’s worth looking at the voting split in the UK’s EU referendum based on polls compiled by Lord Ashcroft to get an idea of the disenfranchisement. In terms of socio-economic groups, 57% of ABs (upper/middle class – professional/managers etc) voted remain, 49% of C1s (lower middle class – supervisory/clerical or junior management/administrative), 36% of C2s (skilled working class) and 36% of DEs (Ds – semi & unskilled manual workers. Es – casual/lowest grade worker or state pensioner). So there’s no escaping the fact that this is a class war.
Smokers are most strongly represented among the working classes, with much of the upper and middle classes having stopped smoking over the past 50 years. So perhaps my rather tongue-in-cheek suggestion last night that 17,410,742 smokers won the Brexit vote may have been nearer the mark than I imagined.
But if it was a class war that won the Brexit vote, it would be equally true to say that the war on smokers that has been waged unrelentingly over the past 10 years has also been a class war: a war by upper-middle class doctors, academics, and “experts” on the lower orders, not just in respect of what they smoke, but what they eat and drink.
And much the same is true across the whole of Europe, where the EU elites have been busy for half a century loading Europeans with countless restrictive rules and regulations.
And maybe they’re about to tighten their hold?
European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations ‘to be morphed into one’ post-Brexit
EUROPEAN political chiefs are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one GIANT SUPERSTATE, it has emerged today.
The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.
Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees.
It was in order to avoid precisely this awful fate that I for one voted for Brexit.
How are all the peoples of Europe likely to react when their lords and masters “unveil” this “ultimatum”, in which – as ever – they’ll have no say whatsoever?
I suspect that there will be a huge upsurge in anti-EU feeling, insurrection in every single one of the capitals of Europe, and quite possibly military coup-d’états in a number of countries. It’ll be like the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the Eastern bloc all rolled into one, and all happening on the same day.
And that will be the end of the EU, at least as it is presently constituted.
At which point, of course, all talk in Westminster, Edinburgh, and Belfast of “remaining in the EU” will become moot: it will have ceased to exist.