UK votes to leave the EU. Now Brexit admitting their promises were bs - a foretaste of what Trump has in store for US ;-?

Now what?

Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028 Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said "fresh leadership" was needed. The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in. UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day", while Boris Johnson said the result would not mean "pulling up the drawbridge". Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was "absolutely determined" to keep Scotland in the EU so a second Scottish independence referendum was now "highly likely". http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36616028
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36611512 The FTSE 100 index began the day by falling more than 8%, then regained some ground to stand 4% lower. The more UK-focused FTSE 250 fared even worse, down 8% in early afternoon trading. Earlier, the pound fell dramatically as the referendum outcome emerged. At one stage, it hit $1.3236, a fall of more than 10% and a low not seen since 1985. By early afternoon, it had partially recovered, but was still nearly 8% down on the day. Banks were hard hit, with Barclays and RBS falling about 30%, although they later pared losses to below 20%. As well as the banks, the housebuilding sector was also badly hit, with shares in Bovis Homes down more than 20% in afternoon trading.
The sun rises and readjustments will be made. {edited to give this thread a new title}

With the global economic status of London, they’re really going to regret this and apparently many already do…just a day later. Doesn’t make sense that 52% would have supported this. Just saw an article in which one person who voted in favor of said he now regrets and feels robbed of his vote. Why? Because he didn’t believe the experts and analysts predictions and labeled it as just “fear mongering”?
And take note of the U.S. presidential candidate praising this despite it all.

With the global economic status of London, they're really going to regret this and apparently many already do...just a day later. Doesn't make sense that 52% would have supported this.
A bunch of scared angry paranoid old white guys are who did this, everyone else seemed in favor of the EU. From the sounds of it. Just like the Trump movement. Let me see if I've got a bead on it At the top we have megalomaniacs who have become richer than god and government. Doing all they can to actually be masters of the universe. On the bottom we have scared angry paranoid old white guys who inject hostility and treat passionate hatred for others as some sort of badge of honor. There world is slipping away and they blame everyone else, rather than realizing they (and our profits uber alles obsession) did this to themselves. The rest of us are trying to deal with the messes these masters of the universe made and continue to make us and the world. In the middle we have an apathetic undereducated public preoccupied with themselves, keeping their heads above water and having a party in-between. FAITH fills the breech - and rational learning is treated with contempt. Where do we go from here?

“The younger generation has lost the right to live and work in 27 other countries. We will never know the full extent of the lost opportunities, friendships, marriages, and experiences we will be denied. Freedom of movement was taken away by our parents, uncles, and grandparents in a parting blow to a generation that was already drowning in the debts of our predecessors.”

"The younger generation has lost the right to live and work in 27 other countries. We will never know the full extent of the lost opportunities, friendships, marriages, and experiences we will be denied. Freedom of movement was taken away by our parents, uncles, and grandparents in a parting blow to a generation that was already drowning in the debts of our predecessors."
Are you from the UK? On NPR this morning they were talking about all the UK ex-pats who have lost their right to live in EU countries and such under-considered details. What's it they say, The devil is in the details.

In our last installment right-wing nationalists and Trump plus supporters were gleefully cheering the great “unshackling” of UK.
Mirroring Trump’s promised grand unshackling of America.
The Brexit victory was the dawning of a great new age.
Ah, but then after the party, time’n tide,
the light of the-morning-after reveals what you get when you mix con-men with right-wing passions and
that hermetically sealed echo-chamber of faux reality they’ve built up so efficiently.
Or to put it another way, when the promises of bullshitters and their gullible and scared angry right-wing audiences collides with reality.
(Folks who repeatedly reveal a profound disconnect from understanding Earth’s natural processes, processes we absolutely dependent on.
Worse information they are so fearful of they’ve descended into a cartoon reality that refuses to actually listen to what anyone else is trying to explain to them about the world around us).

Brexit Leave campaign kills old website full of old promises Cory Doctorow, June 27, 2016 http://boingboing.net/2016/06/27/brexit-leave-campaign-kills-ol.html The Leave campaign's old homepage, which once linked to screen after screen of promises about the UK's bright future out of the EU, is now just a static banner, with no way to navigate to those pages. The old pages are still up though, and there's also a cached copy at the Internet Archive. Immediately after the Biexit results came in, the pro-Leave side began to backtrack on their extravagant promises about social spending, limits on migration, and glitter ponies for everyone.
"On 23 June, it's safer to Vote Leave and take back control," the subhead on the website used to say. "We should stop sending £350 million per week to unelected politicians in Brussels, and spend our money on our priorities, like the NHS." This particular claim about using savings made by withdrawing from the EU to fund the UK's health system has been front and centre of team leave's campaign, and was most famously plastered across the official campaign bus. It has also attracted negative attention this weekend, as it became clear that the £350 million reclaimed from the EU would not in fact be spent on the UK's National Health Service.
also http://www.cnet.com/news/brexit-leave-campaign-wipes-website-amid-accusations-of-false-promises/
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/06/27/brexit_supporters_are_starting_to_regret_350_million_nhs_lie.html What's interesting about £350 million fabrication is just how inept it was. The Brexit campaign rested on a lot of half-truths and magical thinking, with its major supporters essentially arguing that, somehow or another, the U.K. would be able to withdraw from the European Union, then negotiate new trade deal giving it all the benefits of membership without any of the required sacrifices. But while that larger narrative might not have stood up to even the most casual interrogation, it's not immediately falsifiable, and doesn't necessarily make for easy gotcha moments on morning television the same way a faked stat does. Pointing to a pot of money that simply doesn't exist and claiming—or at least forcefully implying— that it will all go toward a beloved health system is the sort of easy-to-process lie that seems destined to blow up, eventually. It's too bad the explosion didn't come before last week's vote.
Brexit's broken promises: Health care, immigration and the economy by Mark Thompson and Katie Hunt http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/27/news/economy/brexit-broken-promises/ Campaign promise #1: We'll give EU cash to the National Health Service The official Vote Leave campaign claimed that membership in the EU cost the U.K. £350 million a week, "enough to build a brand new, fully staffed ... hospital every week." Campaign promise #2: We'll take control of the UK's borders During the campaign, Brexiteers attacked the U.K. government for missing its target to cut net migration to tens of thousands (it was 333,000 last year), saying that only by leaving the EU could Britain control immigration. Many voters say they backed Brexit because they expected immigration to fall. Leave campaigner and lawmaker Nigel Evans told BBC radio that there had been "some misunderstanding" over the Leave campaign's position on reducing immigration. ... Campaign promise #3: The economy will be fine The U.K. government and just about every independent forecaster, including the International Monetary Fund, said that a vote for Brexit would trigger financial and economic turmoil. Those warnings were dubbed "Project Fear" by Brexiteers, who said the U.K. would thrive outside the EU. Consider this: Since the results of the vote became known early Friday, the pound has crashed 12% against the U.S. dollar to its lowest level in decades, U.K. bank stocks have collapsed, and growth forecasts for the British economy have been slashed. Companies are putting investments on hold, and warning of lower profits. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Monday the economy and government finances will suffer, but an emergency budget won't happen until a new prime minister is chosen in October. ... CNNMoney (London ) First published June 27, 2016:

It’s far too early to tell whether it’s the right choice or not. The most intelligent commentators on either side supply excellent reasons for leaving or staying. The EU itself seems like a sinking ship still trying to float under a load of dismal statistics and endless bureaucracy. It’s main members, France, Italy, Spain are themselves in dire straits and what was designed to promote prosperity seems to have made only one nation prosperous and that may not last too long either. In short, the good or the bad of leaving or having left the EU will be determined whether or not the EU was merely a momentary glitch in the history of Europe in which case it may, contrary to the perception of those who wished to stay, have been fortuitous getting out early. The decision to leave needs time to affirm itself one way or the other. In the interim there’s unavoidable trauma in the effort to reform and re-stabilize.

It's far too early to tell whether it's the right choice or not. The most intelligent commentators on either side supply excellent reasons for leaving or staying. The EU itself seems like a sinking ship still trying to float under a load of dismal statistics and endless bureaucracy. It's main members, France, Italy, Spain are themselves in dire straits and what was designed to promote prosperity seems to have made only one nation prosperous and that may not last too long either. In short, the good or the bad of leaving or having left the EU will be determined whether or not the EU was merely a momentary glitch in the history of Europe in which case it may, contrary to the perception of those who wished to stay, have been fortuitous getting out early. The decision to leave needs time to affirm itself one way or the other. In the interim there's unavoidable trauma in the effort to reform and re-stabilize.
I don't know, seem to me the real story here is the growing xenophobia and withdrawal into a ever more tribal and isolationist mentality, not to mention the growing paranoia. Look at these right wing spokespeople - a total inability to listen what the other are explaining. Heck, they are so busy fabricating what they hear that they have not one clue of what the rationalists are trying to explain to them. No goodwill, zero good-faith effort to hear the other. Show debates rather than informative constructive debates, ... What can be done with that? I think the only thing we can be sure of is that the pressure from north Africa refugees fleeing north will continue. Ah and then we have that new weather thing going on. I'll bet, you can bet, there will be some game changer events in our collective future. Remember that old truth: Life is what happens to us, while we're busy making plans. :smirk:
I don't know, seem to me the real story here is the growing xenophobia and withdrawal into a ever more tribal and isolationist mentality, not to mention the growing paranoia.
Xenophobia was already in a long process of asserting itself regardless of the outcome. The main difference, it would seem to me, is that the leave vote only served as license among the lowest levels of society to proclaim their feelings now against anything deemed by them to be un-british. During any transition there are always those who are made scapegoats. That's only one among the many disgusting character traits manifested by humans.

Trump keps talking about “taking the country back” but he doesn’t say to where. I suspect it’s back to October 29, 1929 or to the dark ages.

I don't know, seem to me the real story here is the growing xenophobia and withdrawal into a ever more tribal and isolationist mentality, not to mention the growing paranoia.
Xenophobia was already in a long process of asserting itself regardless of the outcome. The main difference, it would seem to me, is that the leave vote only served as license among the lowest levels of society to proclaim their feelings now against anything deemed by them to be un-british. During any transition there are always those who are made scapegoats. That's only one among the many disgusting character traits manifested by humans.Okay, makes sense to me.
Trump keeps talking about "taking the country back" but he doesn't say to where. I suspect it's back to October 29, 1929 or to the dark ages.
to anarchy and Lord of Flies is where these insurrectionist want to take this country. I use the term "insurrectionist" because of their desire to dismantle our judiciary and government in general.