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The British are Going to the Polls Today by The Elephant's Child

From today’s Telegraph
2406-MATT-GALLERY-WEB-P1-large_trans++qVzuuqpFlyLIwiB6NTmJwfSVWeZ_vEN7c6bHu2jJnT8In Britain it’s pouring, flash floods, and voters are caught in commuter chaos. The final opinion polls are too close to call, and are divided. There’s been a fake “BBC” announcement that says the polls are open on Friday.  Long lines at the polls. The polls close at 10 p.m. London time (6:00 a.m. Pacific time here). They will get results around nine hours later on Friday beginning around 7:00 a.m (London time). Lots of anger. British papers picked up videos of our Democrat’s publicity stunt “sit-down” on the floor of the house, to show that all’s normal in the Anglosphere.

More seriously, pause and think back to the first election in Iraq that swept like a thunderbolt across the Muslim world, with women proudly holding up their purple fingers to show that they had voted.

Makes you think about our chaos and anger a little differently.

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And it’s been called; Leave wins (51.8%, with 98.7% of the votes tallied).


Comment by Lon Mead

Well, all the British I pay the most attention to were for leaving. Lots of attempts to scare the voters. Daniel Hannan, Matt Ridley, the Queen. Serious people say that all the scare tactics were just that, and trade and finance will be just fine. It’s going to have a big effect on the countries in the EU — they’re already calling for a vote.


Comment by The Elephant's Child

Yeah, there will be a good bit of hand wringing today, and several predictions of doom over the weekend, but a lot of it will settle down over the next week.


Comment by Lon Mead

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