The European Union is now to be written as a postscript. Thanks to British voters, who were given an extremely rare chance to have a say on one of the biggest issues affecting their lives, who were allowed a rare vote on the fate of globalization and neoliberal practice, we are treated to the celebration of a world where sovereignty still matters. Far from a thing of the past, self-determination will now remake the world of the immediate future. The stern advice, dire warnings, commanding lectures, and even threats offered by a plethora of financial elites, economists, a whole range of academic experts and European and US political leaders, came to naught.
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Britain has voted to exit the European Union, a news event so transformational that it’s taking over Significant Digits. Your regularly-scheduled, topically-omnivorous Significant Digits resumes Monday.
The Brexit votes have been counted. The Brits have decided to leave the European Union. And the financial markets are taking it hard. Right now, futures on the London stock exchange are down 8%. The pound is down 9.8 percent, more than double its previous record decline of 4.1 percent. We’re living in interesting times.
UK votes to Leave the European Union – now is a time for calm
Brexiteers offered Britain an alternative that is a mirage – full access to the EU market without free movement of persons. The country has voted for something it will be impossible to deliver.
On Thursday 23 June 2016 the Far Right achieved its most important victory in British electoral history.
David Cameron announces his resignation after the shock Brexit vote. Paimages/Daniel Leal-Olivas. All rights reserved.On Thursday 23 June 2016 the Far Right achieved its most important victory in British electoral history. Its referendum campaign rode to victory on one issue, immigration.
The UK has stepped back from Europe, stepped back from the world – and in the process done deep damage to itself, the EU and the wider world.
The vote for Brexit has opened an existential phase for the future of the EU. Irrespective of the political debates over the past year or so, the British referendum at its core was not about Britain’s membership of the EU, but about how the country copes with deindustrialization, deprivation and one of the highest levels of inequality in Europe.
Newspaper carries ‘clarification’ in which it states that the total headlined in its front page article was based on a flawed opinion poll question
Mark Graham on 17 June 2016 at 15:19PM
Independent media production in the context of austerity and declining media trust can allow for an exploration of documentary as a genre at the crossroads of journalistic and activist practice. Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series.
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