[Update] Private emailers are telling me the whole Brexit is a spook operation, fake vote count and the whole usual suspects type affair. It is possibly tied in with merger on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsch Borse last month. Red flags are all about. One way to check the evidence would be to find out how much shorting was going on in the past week, British Pound against the dollar, as it dropped from $1.50 to $1.33. (We are going on a trek in Switzerland later this summer, and the British company we are using up and insisted on payment on Thursday. Hmmm.) I don’t know how to check those numbers, but will report back when I find someone who does.
I can’t pretend to know or care much about the European Union other than Greece’s membership was a way of strangling that small country. But the vote in Britain either slipped through or was allowed, as British elections are about as meaningful as our own.
If it slipped through by accident, it will be undone. It was, after all, only a referendum with no legal binding power. Parliament (read “Cabinet”) can ignore it, overturn it, modify it, or maneuver around it.
But I don’t see such an accident happening. Those with power never leave anything to chance.
My guess is that the vote was allowed to go through as a means of allowing a venting of steam, and that it was not even close. The immigration issue is a hot one, and this could be a way of tamping down the flames.
Either way, the will of the people is in no way considered a guiding voice in British politics. Just like here, public opinion is managed, not heeded. Elections are allowed as a necessity, fostering the illusion of self-governance, an illusion considered vitally important in keeping control.
This was either a managed venting, or another shoe will fall in the near future.