Statement nach EU-Referendum
The Brexit vote has been a victory of the past over the future; of the old over the young; of the less educated over the university graduates; of the less skilled over the nimble who could adapt to the post-industrial age; of The Sun and Daily Mail over the FT and The Guardian; of the nativists over the cosmopolitans; of little England over Great Britain.
Its roots lie in the Great Recession that began in 2008 as much as in the Great Migration that took Britain's foreign-born population from 3.8 million in 1993 to 8.3 million today.
Its consequences will be grim, certainly for Britain, probably for Europe and very possibly for that humane, rational and democratic entity we called the West.
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