esquire.com – You may notice that this is the very first discussion of the U.K.’s possible departure from the EU that we’ve had in this shebeen. This is partly because I didn’t know enough about the issue–or about U.K. politics in general–to comment intelligently. This is also partly because I never quite saw what all the fuss was about. This was an advisory referendum. More serious than most, I will grant you, but not, it seemed to me, that different in practical kind to all those antiwar referenda that popped up on statewide ballots during Vietnam or, later, during C-Plus Augustus’ excellent adventure along the Tigris. Now that the U.K. electorate has chosen (narrowly) to hock a big old loogie at everyone from international bankers to the “scary brown people” who the electorate apparently believes are at last preparing to launch Operation Sea Lion, I guess we should have something to say about it.
Categories: Election 2016