Brexit is making the news this week but the kind of chaos that we’ve seen has been building day by day over several years.
Why did they vote for Brexit?
The causes of Brexit are relatively familiar for American conservatives, and many pundits and analysts compared the vote for Brexit to the same fervor that elected Trump. The first major reason was economics. Many members of the EU, particularly countries in the Central and Western Europe subsidize what are seen as lax retirement policies, generous benefits, and stagnant economies of Southern Europe. So when Trump warned that he didn’t want America to become like Greece, the people in the UK didn’t want to pay for the messes in Greece, Italy, and Spain.