The novel political geography of Brexit (And why in this case Scotland is not that important)

Scotland has an ongoing deep historical beef with its neighbor to the south. It votes differently than England, to say the least. This was certainly true in the referendum last week. But Scotland constitutes a relatively small part of the overall British population. It had only 8% of votes in Brexit.

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Taibbi: If you believe there’s such a thing as “too much democracy,” you probably don’t believe in democracy at all

Matt Taibbi is one of those people I put in the “principled liberal” camp. (And I do consider him a “liberal” in the good sense if not the classical sense.) He and I often disagree on important issues but the guy has a keen eye for injustice and has done an excellent job of pulling back the curtain on the Wall Street wing of the crony class. (And the City of London also.) He offers a very reasonable and reasoned analysis of Brexit below.

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Kremlin Gets Flashback of Soviet Collapse in Brexit Fallout

As we said in an earlier post, the guys running the show in Eastern Bloc countries weren’t happy when the Berlin Wall came down. Likewise the apparatchiks of various sorts deeply embedded in and often reliant on the European Union system have had heart attacks in the face of Brexit.

Brexit is not on par with the collapse of communism however. The end of the Cold War was more than surprising, or even mind blowing,

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Soros Suffers Major Loss On Long Pound Trade Ahead Of Brexit

Brexit has hit the crony class hard.

The cronies, on Wall Street, the City of London, Washington, London, Brussels, and pretty much everywhere are not used to getting punched square in the jaw. They like their fights rigged (for them). However the connected cronyweights got absolutely clocked on Thursday.

A knockout punch? No, but a deep, jarring, resonating blow to be sure. Call it a pounding.

Now the real fight begins.

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#Brexit: What Britain and the world is fighting, In some ways Brussels makes Washington DC almost look like “small government” (VIDEO)

Check this out. What a nightmare. A bureaucratic wonderland of unaccountably, red tape, and crony capitalism. Why would anyone want to be a part of this? Check that, why would anyone who wanted to be a free person want to be a part of this?

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UK Politics, EU Referendum: Massive swing to Brexit – with just 12 days to go

This is excellent news. And what may appear as a purely European and British issue is not. It is vitally important for those of us in the States also. A rejection of the EU by the UK is a rejection of the deeply crony political system which has metastasized in Brussels. If the Brits choose to leave the EU it will be a rebuke of the bureaucratic technocratic culture which has emerged on both sides of the Atlantic since the end of the Cold War.

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Bilderberg 2016: We can expect desperate lobbying against Brexit from Big Business

There’s a press tent this year. That’s new.

As Boris Johnson says in the post we did earlier this morning, JPMorgan is underwriting the “remain” side of the Brexit vote. The big banks, the big crony corporations, the government cronies in Brussels and across Europe do not want to see Britain leave the European Union. Such a move will be a sharp rebuke of the current economic and political order on the Continent. (Not that Britain is The Continent –

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