|I saw Iain Smith on Hardtalk discussing|
Brexit. He understands the reason, but
but interviewer Stephen Sackur doesn't
In time past, if governments pushed the common people too far down, they eventually - in sheer desperation - revolted. Sometimes the uprising was brutally put down, other times the harsh regime was overthrown. Think France and Russia for successful revolts in times past.
Today conditions are not nearly as bad for the people at the bottom of the heap. However, their expectations are higher and they can use the ballot box to express their frustration, rather than pitchforks.
In both cases there is a similarity. Disconnect with the needs of the common person and eventually they will be seek a course of risk over the status quo. In Britain they have had enough of the Brussels bureaucrats and selfish UK business practices that left many local workers out in the cold.
|Captialism is not about caring but selfish greed,|
and the greed is inevitably getting worse