The media reaction and analysis of the successful leave vote in the EU referendum has been interesting. Apparently to whole point of having a referendum is to have another one if you don’t like the result.
Leave voters have been accused of being responsibility for an increase in racist attacks, for being small minded and of being anti European.
Local political reaction has been similarly alarming. Both the SDLP and Sinn Fein have blamed ‘English nationalists’ for the Leave result. Seems that nationalism is OK as long as it’s Irish.
There is of course another and more grounded reason why the leave vote won: millions of ordinary people simply rejected the political and economic direction of the European Union.
The European Union serves the interests of big business, multinational corporations and the financial institutions. Its policies have made the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Journalist John Pilger’s article sheds some light on the real issues and the real reasons why the majority of people voted leave.