May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit

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  • Bob67 Glenn Dale, MD
    Jan. 17, 2019 5:01 a.m.

    Before Russia intervened in the 2016 US election, it also did so in the 2016 UK Brexit vote. Social media infiltration from Russian accounts was one of the weapons used. "Russian trolls sent thousands of pro-Leave messages on day of Brexit referendum, Twitter data reveals." - October 17, 2018, Telegraph article.

    Now Teresa May is stuck trying to sell her Brexit deal to a polarized nation. Putin wins again.

  • TAS Tehachapi, CA
    Jan. 16, 2019 10:19 p.m.

    One of the groups who voted in favor of BREXIT are British working class voters. They didn't like competing with Eastern Europeans for jobs in the U K, after the E U expanded into former Warsaw Pact nations. These are people who normally vote for the Labour Party, which voted overwhelmingly against the exit package presented by the Prime Minister. The Tories were divided on the issue, so it was defeated by a huge majority.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    Brits' dissatisfaction with the EU is a warning for our own Union.

    Free trade and travel among states is a great thing. Common currency and weights and measures provide real advantage. Common defense pacts can provide improved security.

    And yet, these good things must not come at the cost of respect for the diversity of local culture. The Brits, French, Germans, Italians, etc are all fine people with fine cultures. But they are different. And when those differences are viewed as evil or illegitimate, rather than as parts of a beautiful tapestry of diversity, desires to protect local cultures will win out.

    It seems that concerns over unlimited immigration of un-vetted persons who may well be hostile to the host nation's culture has been a driving factor for Brexit. This immigration concern may be a proxy for general distrust of the establishment elite not caring about or addressing the concerns of the common, middle person.

    The establishment of both parties needs to learn some lessons before the US faces a similar demand for breakup. We need to re-enthrone true federalism with more respect for State and local culture and stop forcing one-size-fits-all social mandates from DC.

  • hbeckett Colfax, CA
    Jan. 16, 2019 10:32 a.m.

    If the voters have decided why can't the representatives support the plan

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 7:53 a.m.

    Trump and Brexit are great for Putin! Don't you love it when everything works out?